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Vol. VIII. Re G" r a " a P n t S eed ge Amherst, Massachusetts, June 25, 1926 ^^J^£?!Z?i» M No. 1 



Aids Maryland University 
in Chemistry 

Dr. S. VV. Wiley '98, has joined with two 
other donors to make a new chemical laboratory 
possible for the University of Maryland. The 
last state legislature appropriated $210,000. As 
the plan developed it became known that 
$30,000 more would be needed. Dr. Wiles was 
one of three to supply this amount. When the 
building is completed the rooms designed for 
quantitative analysis will be known as "The 
Wiley Analytical Laboratories." 

Many chemists graduating from M.A.C. 
have profited by the kindly help of "Sam" 
Wiley. Many have entered his employ to be 
put in touch with special opportunities in in- 
dustrial concerns, and for these men he has 
been a stepping stone to better positions. 
Made Modest Beginning 

Dr. Wiley has a wide experience in Agricul- 
tural Chemistry. The writer remembers its 
beginning when he assisted Dr. Wellington in 
quantitative analysis. This was followed by 
four years under Dr. Goessmann, then a season 
with the Bowker Fertilizer & Chemical Com- 
pany, after which he went to Baltimore to take 
charge of a laboratory of the American Agri- 
cultural Chemical Company. In 1906 he 
opened a laboratory for himself and has carried 
on analytical and consulting work since that 
time. The increase in the business has neces 
sitated moving twice to larger quarters, 

The motto of the Wiley Laboratory has been, 
not how cheaply can analyses be made, but how 
accurately can they be done. As a result the 
laboratory has become the "umpire." the last 
word, in the agricultural chemical industry. 
Another factor that has made for success is 
the personal touch. Every client always gets 

(Continued on page col. I' 


W. L. Munson '05 and R. D. Havvley 
'18 Appointed 

At a meeting held June 14 the trust, 
the College elected Edward M. Lewis president; 
Willard L. Munson '0.5, director of the College- 
Extension Service, and Robert D. Hawley '18, 
secretary of the College. In making these 
appointments the trustees acted under the 
authority restored to them by the 1926 

President Lewi- has had a notable career 
and has served the College continuously for 
fifteen years. He was graduated from Williams 
College in 1896 where he achieved fame as a 
baseball captain and pitcher. From 1896 to 
L900 he played professional baseball for the 
Boston Nationals and Boston Americans, and 
in 1901 he coached Harvard baseball. Com- 
pleting his graduate work at Harvard in English 
and literature he began his teaching career at 
Columbia University in 1901. Later he returned 
to Williams College where he taught foi 

In 1911 he was appointed professor of 
language and literature at M.A.C. and since 
1913 he has been dean and has served .is acting 
president several times. 

Willard L. Munson '05, will fill the position 
made vacant by the resignation of Director John 
D. Willard. Mr. Munson was formerly county 
agent of Norfolk County and has been I': 
ol the Massachusetts Bureau of Markets since 
1920, being the first person to receive the latter 
appointment. His experiem illy fits him 

for his new duties, having been president of the 
Massachusetts Fruit ''.rowers' Association, sec- 
retary of the National Association of Marketing 
Officials and president of the New England Re- 
search Council. He was also president of the 

(Continued on Page 6. col. 1) 


Forty-Nine Classes Represented 

'76 Wins Attendance Cup 

Class of 1916 and Families at Tenth Reunion 

The week ending June 12 saw the closing'of 
another M.A.C. year and with it the return of 
nearly three hundred alumni and their families 
to their Alma Mater. Alumni were present 
from all but six of the fifty-five graduated 
classes and it is quite certain that "a good time 
was had by all." 

Many Alumni from Distant Points 
Anion.; the first alumni to arrive early in 
the week were "Dave" Potter '16 of Clark 
University, Worcester, Mass. He was closely 
followed by Edward S. Ellis '76 and "Reggie" 
Hart '16, both men coming all the way from 
Miami, Florida, in order to be present at the 
reunions of their respective classes. Other 
alumni whose love for Alma Mater brought 
them from Florida were C. Fred Deuel '76 and 
J. Edward Deuel ''.'- of St. Petersburg, and 
i .. orge W. Hanscomb '25 of Ontega. 

To Justin S. Hemenway '16 goes the record 
for the greatest mileage covered in his successful 
effort to live up to the "Be There" motto of 
the Class of '16. He brought the family, Texas 
sombrero et al, via "flivver" all the way from 
Dolores, Texas. Among other alumni from the 
more distant points who reuned were Arthur W. 
Hall '06, of Chaparra, Cuba; Conrad H. Lieber 
16, ol Detroit. Michigan; Harry A. Curran '16 
of Chicago, Illinois; Roswell W. Henninger '17 
of Raleigh, and Charles I .. Mackintosh '21, of 
High Point, N. C, Special note should also be 
made of the visit of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. 
Gasser 'IS who made it a point to include 
"Aggie" in their honeymoon itinerary. They 
were married just recently at Malvern, Pa. 
Class of '76 Wins Attendance Cup 
The 1914 Class Commencement Cup was 
won this Mat bj the Class of '76, present seventy 
percent strong for their fiftieth anniversary. 
Other classes with 2o% or more of the living 
graduates of known address present were: 1873, 
66*- 1875, 33*; 1883, 255 ': 1880, 33*; 1891, 54*; 
1896, 10*; 1901, 52*; 1916, 42%. 

Gymnasium Project Proposed 
The events of the day went off smoothly, 
beginning with the 1921-23 baseball game, 
which was won by the 1921 team by a wide 
margin. More than 150 alumni attended the 
Associate Alumni Business meeting, at which 
Evan F. Richardson '87 stirred the alumni to 
action on the proposal for an alumni gymnasium 
project. A more detailed account of this meet- 
ing is given in this issue under "Association 

Following the business meeting three hundred 
seventy-four alumni and their families, seniors 
and faculty members sat down to the alumni 
dinner in Draper Hall. It was gratifying to 
note the many remarks overheard among the 
alumni with reference to the great improvement 
in the service and quality of food at Draper Hall 
as compared to that of the "old days." 

Alumni Speak at Band Concert 
Adjourning to the lawn between Stockbridge 
Hall and Flint Laboratory following the dinner 
the alumni listened to speeches by prominent 
"Aggie" men and to the "Aggie" Band. The 
alumni who spoke at this gathering were Dr. 
Joseph E. Root '76, Dr. Winfield Ayers '86, 
(Continued on Page 6. col. 3) 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, June 25, 1925 


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Entered as second class matter, March 17 
1920, at the Postoffice at Amherst, Mass. 
■nder the Acts of March 3, 1879- 

William L. Doran '15, Chairman 
Roland H. Verbeck '08 
Robert D. Hawley '18 
Morton H. Cassidy '20 
Belding F. Jackson '22 
L. B. Arrington "23 
Miss Mary Foley '24 
Ernest S. Russell '16 ex officio 
William I. Goodwin "18 ex officio 

Address all communications to The Alumni Office, M. A. C, Amherst, Mass. 



J. Edward Deuel '92 

J. Edward Deuel '92, died suddenly, June 
24, at the wheel of his automobile in Holyoke, 
Mass., while on a shopping tour. Mrs. Deuel 
was in the car with him at the time and her 
quickness of action kept the car under control 
when he collapsed. 

Mr. Deuel was fifty-three years old and the 
greater part of his life was spent in Amherst. 
He graduated from M.A.C. in 1892 and from 
the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 1896. 
Following his graduation from the latter insti- 
tution, Mr. Deuel became a druggist in Roxbury, 
Mass. After his father's death he returned to 
Amherst and with his brother, Fred, conducted 
the Deuel Drug Store. 

Twenty-seven years ago, Mr. Deuel married 
Miss Jennie Ledden of Mullica Hill, N. J. 

For the past three years Mr. Deuel has been 
in St. Peterburg, Florida, and came north about 
two weeks ago to open his summer home. He 
attended his class reunion at M.A.C. during 

Mr. Deuel was well known in Masonic 
circles and was a 32d degree mason. He was a 
member of the Q.T.V. fraternity at M.A.C. 
A wife, two sons and a brother survive him. 


'14 Melville B. Calvert to Miss Florrie 
B. Cox at Stratford, Conn., May 31, 1926. 
They will make their home at 25 Lewis Street, 
New London, Conn. Mr. Calvert has been 
connected with the Fuller Brush Company of 
Hartford, Conn., during the past eight years. 

'19 Dr. Thomas J. Gasser to Miss Ethel 
M. Burgess at Malvern, Pa., June 1926. 

'19 Wilbert D. Field to Miss Edna F. 
Drake, April 17, 1926. Mr. and Mrs. Field are 
now living in Canton, Mass. 

'25 Samuel W. Lunt to Miss Lillian Barnes 
at Greenwich, Conn., May_22, 1926. 


'12 A son, John Everett, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Edwin B. Young, April 9, 1926, at Plymouth, 

w'13 A daughter, Marilyn June, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Harold B. Staab, May 11, 1926, at North- 
ampton, Mass. 

'17 A son, David H., Jr., to Mr. and Mrs. 
David H. Buttrick, May 25, 1926 at Arlington, 

'17 A son, Charles Frederick, Jr., to Mr. 
and Mrs. Charles F. Quimby, April 16, 1926 at 
Walpole, Mass. 

'18 A son, Oliver Goodell, Jr., to Mr. and 
Mrs. Oliver G. Pratt, February 16, 1926 at 
Salem, Mass. 

'21 A son, John D., Jr., to Mr. and Mrs. 
John D. Snow, May 25, 1926, at Denver, Colo. 

'23 A son, Gordon Allan, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Allan J. Heath, May 21, 1926, at Burlington, Vt. 


At the annual meeting of the Association on 
June 12, reports were presented by the secretary, 
treasurer, and various committee representatives. 
The more important reports are summarized 
below. Other business was transacted as 

1. The projects and budget for 1926-27 as 
presented by the Sect, for the Board of Directors 
was accepted. 

2. Officers were elected as follows: presi- 
dent, Ernest S. Russell '16; vice-president, 
George Taylor '92; secretary, Sumner R. 
Parker '04; treasurer, Clark L. Thayer '13, 
directors, for four years, F. A. McLaughlin '11, 
and Fred D. Griggs '13. The directors elected 
by mail poll wereEarle S. Draper '15 and Charles 
H. Gould '16. 

3. Action was taken placing the Associate 
Alumni behind the project for a new gymnasium 
for the College. 

Summaries of Reports 

Report of the Secretary — This was a genera 
report of the activities of the Association during 
the past year. 

In reporting on the Memorial Building Fund 
it was pointed out that since June 1, 1925 there 
has been collected $3813.57 and the note to the 
American Trust Company has been reduced 
from $9500 to $7000. There are 436 outstanding 
pledges representing a total of $17,801.20. 

Report of the Treasurer — The receipts for 
1925-26 totaled $3399.03 including the $360 
refund from the Memorial Building Fund to 
cover a portion of the cost of collection. Ex- 
penses totaled $3304.01, leaving a balance of 

The Alumni Fund was increased during the 
year from $1364.82 to $1599 62 

Report of the Mills Portrait Committee — The 
total receipts were $975.04. Total expenses 
$900.60 This leaves a balance of $74.40 toward 
the cost of a suitable frame The painting 
itself is practically complete. 

Report of the Alumni Representatives, Board 
of Managers of Memorial Hall — A review of the 
uses of the building was made. Announcement 
was made of the gift to the Memorial Hall of a 
fine war-time painting by Leyendecker and 
presented by James M. Irvine of Philadelphia. 
The picture was given in memory of a son, Robert 
P. Irvine '18 whose name is inscribed on the 
Memorial Tablet in the building. 

Report of the Hasbrouck Portrait Committee — 
The total receipts to June 5 were $471.50. The 
expenditures were $105.91, leaving a balance 
of $365.59. $1500 will be needed to accomplish 
this project. 

New Gymnasium Project 

Recognizing the need for a new gymnasium 
for the College it was voted that the Associate 
Alumni start work on the project for a new 
gymnasium and that a committee be appointed 
to study into and report on the ways and 
means of securing this building. 

(A more detailed report of the Officers and Committees 
of rhe Association may be obtained from the Alumni Of- 
fice upon request.) 

1916 HOLDS 

Class Motto "Be There" 

The class of '16 was "there," forty-two men 
registering at class headquarters in the Memorial 
Building,a representation of 41 % of the living mem- 
bers, which breaks all records in recent years 
for a ten year old class. Many were present at 
the alumni meeting, and their participation in 
the discussions assured the alumni that '16 was 
well acquainted with College needs, particularly 
in regard to a new gymnasium. For this project 
the class already has named a committee to 
function when its services are required. 

The class in its jackets of silver gray and 
maroon, the class colors, attended the Alumni 
dinner in a body, after which it held an old- 
fashioned class meeting in Stockbridge Hall. 
A business-like proceeding in every respect was 
enlivened by singing and renewing friendships. 
The class banquet Saturday evening was a 
decided success. The men with their wives 
numbered sixty in all. Toastmaster Clark 
had charge of the program. President 
Gould exphined the reason for the wooden 
paper-knives which were at each plate as 
souvenirs. These were made from a prominent 
shelf salvaged from the "Old Chem Lab." 
Stag Party and Faculty-1916 Breakfast Held 

An old custom was revived in a group 
seminar which was held at Draper Hall after 
the performance by the Roister Doisters, — a 
stag party as in _ the old undergraduate days 
with singing, stories, and general discussion. 

Along with the Academic and Varsity Club 
breakfasts was introduced the novelty of a 
Faculty-1916 breakfast. At the latter were 
nineteen members of the faculty and the same 
number of '16 men. Representatives of the 
class portrayed the class accomplishments for 
the last ten years, while President Lewis and 
Professor Mackimmie spoke for the faculty. It 
was all worth the effort put into it. The class 
was represented at the Varsity breakfast by 
many men who were promiment on the famous 

1915 football eleven. 

1916 Decennial Index Published 
The class published at its tenth reunion a 

1916 Decennial Index, giving a complete history 
of each member for the past ten years. The 
publication is also replete with class records, 
letters, and statistics, which furnish a valuable 
record to the class and College. 

Former Professor Robbins of the Department 
of Physics made a special trip to Amherst in 
order to be wjth the class at this reunion. He 
was given a rousing welcome ajid responded 
with an appreciation that made each member 
proud to be in the class. 

The class brought back its old spirit, demon- 
strating that the close bond- of friendship in 
the days of student life is a lasting bond of 

Governor Appoints Trustee 

Miss Sarah Louise Arnold was recently ap- 
pointed by Governor Fuller to the Board of 
Trustees of the College. Miss Arnold has been 
a leader in promoting vocational education for 
women, and is a retired Dean of Simmons Col- 
lege. She is the only woman member of the 
Board and was elected to fill the vacancy 
caused by the death of Hon. Charles A. Gleason. 
Mr. Davis R. Dewey of M.I.T. and Mr. John 
F. Gannon, Superintendent of Public Schools, 
Pittsfield, Mass., were re-appointed as members 
of the Board. 


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The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, June 25, 1926 


Varsity Club 

This year's commencement meeting of the 
Club was the largest yet held in point of numbers 
present. Seventy-five athletes gathered at Miss 
Diether's breakfast table and ate and talked 
from nine until twelve o'clock and as one man 
expressed it, "Didn't mind it a bit." The pro- 
gram featured four famous Aggie teams; '85 
football, '15 football, '21 baseball and '26 
basketball. Things started by each man present 
standing on his feet in turn and announcing his 
activity. Then was related the story of football 
of '85 by several members of that team including 
Ayers '86, Duncan '86, and Stone '86. Presi- 
dent Lewis presented "M" certificates to eight 
members of the '85 team. These men played 
football before the days of the formal award of 
the insignia and it is the policy of the Varsity 
Club to present each year a few certificates to 
some of Aggie's older athletes who earned but 
never received them. 

Dr. Arthur E. Brides, coach of the famous 
'15 football team, was the principal speaker and 
he received a royal welcome. There were many 
prominent men present including J. J. Mc- 
Carthy '21, who captained the B.A.A. hockey 
team the year that it won the championship of 
the United States and who later played on the 
United States Olympic team. E. E.Grayson '17, 
coach of baseball and basketball at Amherst 
College and end on the '15 eleven was present 
and spoke on Aggie and Amherst relationships. 
Other representatives of the teams named above 
related some of the thrills of the game to the 
interest and enjoyment of all. 

The printed program included a brief write- 
up of each of the teams featured. There are a 
few of these left in the hands of the secretary 
of the Club who will mail them to persons who 
are interested enough to write for them. 

The business meeting of the club was devoted 
to the report of the secretary-treasurer and to 
the election of officers. The secretary-treasurer's 
report showed a cash balance of $106.90 and a 
membership of 116 as of June 1, 1926. The newly 
elected officers are: President, Evan F. Richard- 
son '87; vice-presidents, Lewell S. Walker '05, 
Dr. Winfield Ayers '86, Dr. R. F. Duncan '86, 
Harry H. Curran '16; secretary-treasurer, Earle 
S. Carpenter '24; executive committee, R. D. 
Hawley '18, H.. M. Gore '13, VY. I. Goodwin '18, 
A. W. Spaulding '17, Julius Kroeck '22, Loren 
F. Sniffen '26. 


Perhaps the best thing that can be said of 
our baseball season is that it is over. The 
team won four out of sixteen games and exhibited 
many kinds of baseball throughout the season. 
It was, for the most part, an inexperienced team 
and it lacked the native baseball ability which 
we have seen in some "Aggie" teams of the past. 
Athletic fortunes change in the nature of things 
and who can tell how long it will be before 
another "Chick" Davies, Arthur Johnson or 
John Brigham will thrill us again leading a 
victorius "Aggie" team. 

The team elected E. G. McVey '27 of 
Stoughton captain of next year's team. He has 
played a steady ganre at first base during the 
past two seasons. His collection of wild heaves 
at this corner have gained for him the name 


Football practice is called for September 8. 

F. W. Swan '27, of Milton has been elected 
captain of next spring's track team. 

Undergraduate members of varsity teams 
have formed a club which emulates the alumni 
Varsity Club in purpose. The first officers are 
president, J. R. Hilyard '27 of Beverly; vice- 
president, M. H. Partenheimer '27 of Greenfield; 
secretary-treasurer, D. C. Hanson '27 of Dracut. 
The Allen Leon Pond Memorial Medal for 
general excellence in football was presented this- 
year to Alton H. Gustafson '26, quarterback on 
last fall's team. Previous medal awards have 



Commencement this year was marked by the 
increase in the number of degrees awarded in 
comparison with the number which have been 
granted during the past few years. On June 14, 
one hundred two bachelor of science, one bachelor 
of vocational agriculture, eight master of 
science, and one doctor of philosophy degrees 
were conferred. 

The baccalaureate address was delivered by 
Rev. Robert R. Wicks of Holyoke. Dallas Lore 
Sharp, head of the English Department, Boston 
University, made the commencement address. 
The degrees were conferred by President Lewis 
and the diplomas presented by Dr. A. W. Gilbert 
of the State Department of Agriculture. 

In addition to the confering of degrees the 
following awards were made to various mem- 
bers of the class of 1926 unless otherwise indi- 

Phi Kappa Phi Elections — Elmer E. Barber 
of Jamaica Plain, Maude E. Bosworth of 
Holyoke, Mary T. Boyd of Ontega, Fla., Ernest 
A. Dick of Lawrence, Alton H. Gustafson of 
Campello, Alvah VV. Jones of Salisbury. 
Laurence L. Jones of Campello, Majel M. 
MacMasters of Ashburnham, Henry H. Richa r( |. 
son of Millis, Margaret P. Smith of Taunton, 

Grinnell Prizes — First, Preston J. Daveni or ; 
of Shelburne Falls; second, Donald R. Williams 
of Northfiekl. 

Hills Botanical Prize — Frances C. Thompson 
'28 of Amherst. 

Flint Oratorical Prie — First, Eliot P. Dodge 
of Beverly; second, Ralph W. Haskins '27 ol 

The Mass. Society for the Promotion ol 
Agriculture Scholarships — Clarence H. Parsons 
'27 of North Amherst; Carlton O. Cartwright 
'27 of Northampton; Paul F. Frese '28 of 
Waltham; Gordon E. Bearse '28 of Medfield. 

The Allen Leon Pond Memorial Medal — 
Alton H. Gustafson of Campello. 

The Southern Alumni Baseball Cup Award — 
John B. Temple of Shelburne Falls. 

The Frederick Cornelius Eldred Memorial 
Prize — Philip H. Couhig of Beverly. 

The Academics Conspicuous Service Trophy- — 
Theodore J. Grant of Auburndale. 

been to King '21, Lewis '22, Marshman '23, 
Myrick '24, Marx '25. "Gus" is to be a graduate 
assistant in biology at Williams College next 

"Al" Gustafson '26, "Larry" Jones '26 and 
"Ham" Richardson '26, all members of last fall's 
football team, were elected to Phi Kappa Phi 
this spring. 

A. H. Gustafson (football and basketball) 
has just been accorded the highest honor within 
the gift of his classmates through his election 
to the permanent presidency of the class of 
1926. John B. Temple (captain basketball, 
captain baseball) was elected vice-president. 
Ray F. Smiley (basketball, baseball) was elec- 
ted treasurer. George H. Thurlow (football, 
track) and Philip H. Couhig (football) were 
named class captain and sergeant-at-arms re- 

Edward L. Bike '24. Football, Track, Basket- 
ball. Clarke School, Hanover, N. H. "Eddie" 
writes that he "has started a class in equitation" 
among some of his boys at Clarke School. They 
meet from 5.30 to 6.30 a. m. and he isn't sure 
just how long the enthusiasm will last. "Glad 
to hear that you have such a large squad out 
for spring football. Harvard has only eight 
more men than we! It was great to hear that 
the track team put one over on Tufts." 

"Ken" Salman '24 completes his work in 
San Salvadore, C. A., this June and will prob- 
ably be connected with the Entomology De- 
partment, M.A.C., this fall. 

"Sol" Gordon '25 who has been studying 
at Boston University during the past year, 
received his masters degree in education this 


Alumni Academics Club 

The Alumni Academics Club held its annual 
Commencement Breakfast in Draper Hall, Sun- 
day, June 13, at whicn lively discussions relative 
to the various academic activities of the College 
held the attention of all until nearly the noon 

Foremost among the speakers for the affair 
were Sumner R. Parker '04, Sidney B. Haskell 
'04, former Professor Harold E. Robbins and 
Frank Prentice Rand. 

The new college marching song competition 
project was throughly discussed and a com- 
mittee will soon be appointed from among the 
Club members to administer the competition. 

The report of the secretary showed a balance 
of S43.92 in the treasury of the Club. 

Officers of the Club for the coming year 
were elected as follows: president, Charles H. 
Gould '16; vice-president, John R. Perry '93; 
secretary-treasurer, William I. Goodwin '18; 
member of executive committee, Belding F. 
Jackson '22. 

Roister Doisters 

The Commencement show, "The Devils' 
Disciple," by George Bernard Shaw, was a 
fitting climax to one of the most successful 
seasons for the Roister Doisters. The play was 
presented on Saturday evening, June 12, in 
Bowker Auditorium and was well received by a 
large and appreciative audience. 

Theodore J. Grant '26, of Auburndale, 
Mass., as "Richard Dudgeon," John Moran '26, 
of Amherst, Mass., in the dual role of "Uncle 
William Dudgeon" and the "Chaplain," and 
Miss Margaret C. Shea '26 of Holyoke, Mass.,, 
as "Essie" made their final appearances as 
Roister Doisters and will be greatly missed 
when another Roister Doister season rolls 

The Collegian Rotogravure Supplement 

The Commencement number of The Massa- 
chusetts Collegian was a novel and interesting 
issue in that a Rotogravure Supplement, featur- 
ing prominent members of the graduating class, 
made its appearance as a four page covering. 

Special note should be made of the gift to 
the Collegian Board by Newton Shultis '96. The 
gift consisted of two volumes of Edward Everett 
Hale's famous book, "Memories of a Hundred 
Years." Earlier in the year Mr. Shultis pre- 
sented the Board with a copy of "A Biographical 
Sketch of Alexander John Cassatt." 

The Ynkhorne Makes Appearance 

The Ynkhorne, a neatly arranged and well 
prepared brochure, representing the literary 
interest of a few students of the College, made 
its appearance at Commencement. This publi- 
cation was printed for gratuitous distribution 
by the Academic Activities Board and persons 
interested may obtain copies upon request to 
the Alumni Office. 

Debators Win Flint Prize 

Eliot P. Dodge '26 and Ralph W. Haskins 
'27 continued to evidence their powers and 
mastery of oratory by winning first and second 
prizes respectively in the Flint Oratorical Con- 
test. Both men were members of the Debating 
Society during the past season. 


World Aggie Night comes too soon 
after the September Alumni Bulletin (the 
next issue) to make arrangement for a 
good meeting. Make sure that the meet- 
ing in your locality will be a success by 
getting an early start. Write the Alumni 
Office for complete information. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, June 25, 1926 


1913 Holds a 13th Reunion 

Ten '13 "Salts" and their wives and children 
assembled in Forest Park, Springfield, Mass., 
May 26 to do homage to Dr. Nils Paul Larsen 
of Honolulu, Director of the Queens Hospital, 
who was "on" for a month on medical investi- 

The afternoon was spent in reminiscences 
and in tales of current successes, while the 
wives and children looked over the "Zoo." The 
"Gang" then adjourned to Representative 
Griggs' domicile for strawberry shortcake and a 
typical "1913 Sing." 

Those present at the reunion were: Doctor 
Nils Paul Larsen (Paul left a son and daughter, 
Jack and Lila, in Honolulu with Mrs. Larsen); 
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Gore and H. Martin, Jr.; 
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Adams and Stetson; Mr. 
and Mrs. C. M. Thayer and Esther and Philip; 
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Headle and Virginia; Mr. 
and Mrs. B. C. Harris and Robert; Dr. and 
Mrs. Paul Serex and John and William; Mr. 
and Mrs. B. W. Ellis and David Ward; Mr. 
and Mrs. F. W. Griggs; and Mr. and Mrs. J. 
B. Cobb. 

Guests of honor included, Dr. Hatt and 
Elizabeth Hatt of the Shriners Hospital, Mr. 
and Mrs. Arthur Johnson '15 and daughters 
Dorothy and Helen. Alton H. Gustafson '26 
was also present. 


Summer School at M.A.C. will be held from 
July 6 to August 14. Courses will be offered in 
Education, Home Economics and General 
Science. Graduate courses in Education and 
Microbiology are also available. Director 
Roland H. Verbeck '08 is in charge of the 
summer school work. 


Fourteen Men Elected 

Farm and Home Week comes July 27 to 30 
for which an excellent program has been ar- 
ranged. Among the well-known speakers who 
will appear during the affair are: Dr. William 
M. Jardine, Secretary of Agriculture, Dr. James 
J. Walsh of New York City, and Mrs. Arnold 
Gesell of New Haven, Conn. 

Connecticut M.A.C. Club Meets 

The Fifth Annual meeting of the M.A.C. 
Alumni Club of Fairfield County, Conn., was 
recently held at the home of F. A. Bartlett, 
North Stamford. 

The spacious grounds of Mr. Bartlett's 
home proved an ideal place to hold the annual 
gathering for M.A.C. men. After a sumptuous 
meal had been served, the meeting was made 
very informal, and the "Aggie" men present 
renewed old College friendships and experiences 
of College days on the campus. 

The speaker from the College was Director 
Sidney B. Haskell, '04, of the Massachusetts Ex- 
periment Station. He spoke of various events 
which have taken place in the College during 
the past year. This was one of the most enjoy- 
able speeches ever heard by the alumni in this 

Among the twenty guests present were 
alumni from New York and Bridgeport. The 
"grads" varied from the class of '75 to the 
class of '25. 

The following officers were chosen for the 
coming year: president, Dr. Winfield Ayres '86 
of Stamford; vice-president, Mr. James Maples 
'20 of Port Chester; secretary and treasurer, 
Theo. H. Reuman '18 of Stamford. 

Several hundred people gathered on the 
campus Saturday, June 5, to witness the Fifth 
Annual Spring Horse Show of the R.O.T.C. 
This show is becoming more than a show of 
mere local importance each year. 

Many motion picture reels of the campus 
and College activities are being assembled for 
the ultimate purpose of being made available 
to alumni and others. These reels are being 
taken with the small Cine Kodak, making it 
possible to transport the whole equipment 
including the moving picture screen and pro- 
jector to any desired point within the State 
without difficulty. 

Adelphia, the College honor fraternity, held 
its initiation banquet for the newly elected mem- 
bers, June 3, 1926 at Draper Hall. 

Charles P. Reed '26 of West Bridgewater, 
Mass., performed well the duties of toastmaster 
in the absence of John B. Temple '26. The 
spokesman for the initiates was Joseph R. 
Hilyard '27 of Beverly, Mass. Among the 
alumni members of Adelphia who were present 
were H. M. Gore '13, W. I. Goodwin '18 and 
B. F. Jackson '22. Acting Dean William L. 
Machmer addressed the gathering regarding 
student-faculty relations. 

The men who were honored by election to 
Adelphia were: Class of 1926 — Elmer E. Barber 
of Jamaica Plains, Philip H. Couhig of Beverly 
Theodore J. Grant of Auburndale, Roy e! 
Norcross of Brimfield, Roland D. Sawyer, Jr. 
of Ware, Loren F. Sniffen of Westport, Conn. 
Donald C. Sullivan of Amherst, and George H.' 

Thurlow of West Newbury. Class of 1927 

Clarence A. Crooks of North Brookfield, Ray- 
mond G. Griffin of Southwick, Edwin J. Haertl 
of West Roxbury, Joseph R. Hilyard of Beverly, 
Merrill H. Partenheimer of Greenfield and Neil 
C. Robinson of Arlington Heights. 

Ralph J. Watts '07 Honored 

Ralph J. Watts '07, secretary of the College 
since 1908, was the guest of honor at a faculty 
smoker held June 9 in Memorial Hall. At that 
time a gold watch was presented to him as a 
token of esteem. On July 1 Mr. Watts leaves 
the position which he has held so long to assume 
his new duties as business manager to Lawrence 
College, Appleton, Wisconsin. 

The Alumni Office is always anxious and 
glad to receive news regarding M.A.C. class 
and club activities. Send the news of your 
meetings to the Editor. 

Attention Class of 1909 

Plans for 1928 Reunion 

Plans are underway for a real Reunion 

in June 1928. All of the gang will be back 

and are making their plans accordingly. 

The secretary will appreciate suggestions. 

5. 5. Crossman, Sec'y '09 

964 Main Street, 
Melrose Highlands, Mass. 

C. S. Plumb '82 Recovering 

In a recent open letter to his many friends 
and former students Charles S. Plumb '82, 
Professor of Animal Husbandry at Ohio Uni- 
versity expressed deep gratitude for the many 
letters and visits he has received during his 
period of convalescence. 

On the night of December 18, last, Professor 
Plumb was struck by an automobile and suffered 
such sever injuries that he remained in Grant 
Hospital, Columbus, for three months. 

He expresses keen joy at being able to 
walk about, although it is still necessary for him 
to make use of one crutch and a cane. 

The Night Ride 

During the night of May 21, the Cadets of 
the Senior class participated in a controlled 
night ride over a course previously unknown to 
the embryo Reserve Officers. Each man travel- 
led alone over a 32 mile course with only the 
guiding aid of a luminous compass, a map and 
the stars. Each rider checked in at five different 
stations along the route, by which means a 
record of the progress made was maintained by 
Major Briscoe at the Drill Hall. Many faculty 
members and students followed the test with 
keen interest. 

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R.O.T.C. Starts Summer Training 

For the second time in the history of the 
College, the R.O.T.C. cavalry troop is en route 
through Massachusetts, New Hampshire and 
Vermont hills in a 190-mile march from Amherst, 
Mass., to Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont. 

As was the case last year the march to 
Fort Ethan Allen will occupy eleven days, the 
boys being due at their destination, Tuesday 
June 29. 

From June 29 to July 19 the boys will 
be put through a strenuous course of train- 
ing under experienced army officers headed by 
Major N. Butler Briscoe, Commandant of the 
M.A.C. Military Department and Senior Cavalry 
Instructor for the camp. Major Briscoe will be 
assisted by other regular army officers and Capt. 
Daniel J. Keane will be in direct command of 
the M.A.C. troop. 

The men on the trip this year are: 
Robert C. Ames of Vineyard Haven, Raphael 
A. Biron of Amesbury, Lewis H. Black of 
Williamsburg, Frederick R. Bray of Amherst 
Charles F. Clagg of Barnstable, Joseph R. 
Hilyard of Beverly, Lewis J. Maxwell of Stone- 
ham, Robert W. McAllister of North Billerica, 
Harry C. Nottebaert of Lexington, Clarence H. 
Parsons of North Amherst, Herman E. Pickens 
of Stoneham, James B. Reed of Waltham, 
Charles E. Russell of Charlton, Earle F. Williams 
of Whitinsville, C. E. Gifford of Sutton, J. H. 
Cunningham of Atlantic, and E. W. Bruorton 
of Reading. 

These men will serve as cadet officers of the 
M.A.C. cavalry troop during the next school 
year. They will also be candidates for com- 
missions in the Organized Reserve section of 
the U. S. Army after having fulfilled the pre- 
scribed training requirements. 

Upon the conclusion of the camp on July 19 
the M.A.C. troop will return to Amherst in a 
ten-day march by a different route that that 
on which they started. They are expected to 
arrive in Amherst, July 29. 

Louis Schwartz '18 

Last heard from in Los Angeles, Calif., 
in 1923. His aged mother is anxious to 
see or hear from him. Send information 
as to his whereabouts to the Alumni 
Office or to Fannie S. Polep, sister of 
Louis, Polep Twin Farm, Acton Centre, 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, June 25, 1926 


74 G. H. T. Babbitt of Chicopee Falls, 
Mass., writes, "I have just returned from the 
Naval Academy graduates reunion. Although I 
had admirals to the right and left of me at the 
ball game and at the dinner — men who were 
old shipmates and distinguished themselves in 
the World War — I must confess that I enjoyed 
myself quite as much at the M.A.C. reunions." 

'76 Edward S. Ellis has been practicing 
law in Miami, Florida, the past year. He was 
on the campus for the fiftieth reunion of his 
class. Business address 19 N. E. 36th St., 
Miami, Florida. 

'92 Correcting statements in the May issue 
of the Bulletin the editor is advised that Jewel 

B. Knight is not now connected with Poona 
College, India. His home address is 176 Park 
Ave., Arlington Heights, Mass. Also, Dr. 
Richard P. Lyman resigned several years ago 
as Dean of Michigan State College. His address 
is changed to 429 Hickory Court, East Lansing, 

'95 Daniel C. Potter writes, "My home 
estate here at Sconticut Neck on Buzzards Bay 
now requires much of my attention, — and M.A. 

C. men may be sure of a cordial welcome." 
'08 "Bob" (J. R.) Parker, Ass't Entomolo- 
gist, Montana Agri. Exp. Station, Bozeman, 
Montana, received his Ph.D. degree at the 
University of Minnesota this June. The thesis 
which he presented for this degree has been 
selected to compete for the annual A.A.A.S. 

'09 & '2.3 Harold J. Neale and Conrad L. 
Wirth comprise the firm Neal and Wirth, Land- 
scape Architects and Town Planners of New 
Orleans and the Gulf Coast. A. L. Waterbury 
'25, Miss Dorothy Waugh sp. '17, and Walter 
L. Wirth, sp., are also connected with the firm. 
'11 Yernhard Osterlenk, Director of the 
National Farm School, at Farm School, Penn., 
was recently appointed Lecturer of Rural 
Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. 

'12 Frank O. Fitts recently changed his 
position and is now located in Nashville, Tenn., 
as State Chemist. 

'12 Thomas Hemenway, Headmaster of 
the McBurney School, New York City, has 
been elected Secretary of the Schoolmasters' 
Association of New York, and President of the 
Athletic Association of Private Schools, New 

'12 Benjamin G. Southwick has the honor 
of being the oldest county agent, from the 
standpoint of length of service, in Connecticut. 

'13 James D. French is Assistant Cotton 
Buyer for the Kendall Mills, Inc., 100 Federal 
St., Boston, Mass. 

'13 Fred D. Griggs is president of the newly 
formed organization, The Wayside Stations. Inc.. 
with headquarters at 16S Bridge St., Springfield, 
Mass. The object of this organization is to meet 
the public demand for standard inns and lunch- 
rooms, particularly throughout New England 
and New York State. 

'14 Francis W. Small, former Assistant 
Director, Dairy Division, Mass. Dept. of Agri., 
is now Field Engineer with the Portland Cement 
Association with offices at 10 High St., Boston, 

'15 Chester P. Spofford has left the employ 
of the Providence Regional Office, U. S. Yeter- 
ans' Bureau and has joined the forces of Fred 
D. Griggs '13 as a salesman for The Approved 
Wayside Stations, Inc. 

'16 Harold A. Mostrom, Educational Man- 
ager at the Essex County Agricultural School, 
Hathorne, Mass., advises that M.A.C. men 
comprise a goodly quota of the school staff 
there. In addition to himself there is Director 
Fred A. Smith '93, Carlton M. Stearns '17, 
Harold T. Stowell '17, and Abraham Krasker 
'22. Andrew W. Love '25 spent several months 
at the school as an instructor during the past 
winter, and R. H. Denman, former instructor in 
Rural Engineering at M.A.C. is on the staff as 
a Consulting Specialist. 

'18 George K. Babbitt has changed his 

address to 159 Hancock St., Cambridge, Mass. 
He is salesman for H. P. Hood and Sons, Inc., 
with headquarters at Charlestown, Mass. 

'18 Theodore H. Reuman, who hasji:st 
completed two years of graduate work at 
Columbia University, was recently elected 
president of the Stamford (Ct.) Teachers' 
Association. He is also Secretary-Treasurer of 
the M.A.C. Club of Fairfield County and re- 
ports a 100% membership from his vicinity. 

'18 James C. Powell is now a benedict, 
having married Miss Florence A. Dey of Passaic. 
N. J., on October 17, 1925. He writes that he 
frequently meets "Ed" Hill '18, "Charley" 
Crowe '19, and "Bunny" Clough '15, all of 
Rutherford, N. J. 

'18 Oliver C. Roberts, now on the M.A.C. 
staff, was recently promoted from Orchard 
Foreman to Instructor in Pomology. 

'19 "Bill" Sweeney, although still on the 
Penn. State staff is on leave of absence for 
graduate work at M.I.T. and resides at his 
home, Westcott St., Dorchester, Mass. 

'19 Mrs. Marion N. Wells Gerrish reports 
a change of address to Box 89, Hampden, Mass. 
'20 George Campbell advises that his new 
address is 612 Atlantic National Bank, Jackson- 
ville, Fla. He is District Freight Representative 
for the B. & O. R. R., and has been acting the 
host to M.A.C. men in Florida. 

'20 Warren M. Dewing writes that he 
expects to be married on or about July 6 after 
which his home will be in Portland, Me. He is 
a salesman with the General Dyestuff Corp., 
with headquarters at 159 High St., Boston, 

'20 Milo R. Bacon writes of having done 
all he could to help "Jack" Carleton '20 win a 
place in the recent B.A.A. Marathon by offering 
words of encouragement to him along the 
route. He also sent in a goodly gist of alumni 

'20 Emerson Haslam is a Norfolk County 
'dirt farmer." He has also served as instruc- 
tor of parts at Norfolk County Aggie, this past 

'20 C. A. Pike, representative to the State 
Legislature from Springfield, may be located in 
the Representatives' Rooms, State House, 
Boston, while the legislature is in session. His 
business address is c-o II. J. Perkins Co., Fruit 
and Produce Wholesalers, Springfield. 

'21 "Dick" Mellen, Scout Executive for 
Boy Scouts, Sachem Council, Arlington and 
Belmont, Mass.. writes that many M.A.C. men 
are connected with the Boy Scout work in his 
vicinity, including H. L. Frost '95, S. M. 
Richardson '18, J. S. Crosby '25. D. H. Buttrick 
'17, and F. II. Shaw '07. 

'21 R. D. Tillson has opened an office for 
practice as a Landscape Architect and Sub- 
division Planner with location at 201 Nortn 
Main St., High Point, North Carolina. 

'21 Fred K. Zercher writes as follows: 
"Working for a master's degree (Bus. Adm.i at 
Syracuse University in my spare time. Full 
time work includes raising two future M.A.C. 
co-eds." Address 616 Helen St., Syracuse, N.Y. 
'23 "Mel" Hallett, Boston Manager for the 
Brookmire Economics Service, was a recent 
visitor on the campus. 

'23 Richard G. Wendell is now located at 
659 College Ave., Wooster, Ohio. 

w'23 John L. Walsh may be reached at 
Gates Mill, Ohio, c-o W. A. Harshaw. 

'23 Robert D. Fuller, teacher at Hobbs 
Junior High School, West Medford, Mass., 
reports a busy year. "Bob" has been teaching 
Algebra (and likes it), giving clarinet lessons, 
tutoring in "math" and coaching in baseball. 

'24 Russell Noyes, who has been principal 
of Wilmington (\'t.) High School, is leaving 
there to attend Harvard University where he 
will study for an A.M. degree in English and 
possibly after that a Ph.D. 

'24 Will A. Whitney is now a Junior Path- 
ologist for the U.S.D.A. He is located in Miami, 
Fla., and is rooming "in harmony in spite of 
former class differences" with Adrian D. Barns 


Describes Political Situation 

Kenneth A. Salman '24. Football, Track. 
Mim'sterio de Agricultura, Direction General de 
Agriculture, San Salvador, El Salvador, C. A. 
"Received the Football Newsletter yesterday 
and can say that it not only performs its avowed 
purpose but much more. Thanks for it and while 
I remember it I had better post my congratula- 
tions to 'Larry' and the 'gang' for their wonder- 
ful work on the Drill Hafl floor. I haven't seen 
a full account of the basketball season yet, and 
have several games missing, but from what I 
can gather it must have been a 'hum-dinger'. 

"Hank Gowdy's contribution from Cuba 
makes me want to tell you of athletics here. 
The tennis courts are crowded, from five to 
nine in the morning and four until dark in the 
evening, so that it is nearly impossible for 
anyone without a pull to get into that game, 
especially 'plumbers' of my class. We had a 
fine set-to today, however, in the shape of a 
ball game between the 'pick-ups' of the American 
colony and the 'gobs' from the Rochester that 
is now in port. Ended, eight to four, their game, 
but that isn't half of it. It began at about half 
past nine today, temperature ninety odd and 
no shade. It ended at twelve a darn sight 
hotter. Hank's allusions to avoirdupois can be 
mentioned in this case too and will fit even better 
for it was a case of hunting the shade of the 
score board in between times. I knew I was out 
of condition but think that this morning evened 
things up and brought out many new muscles 
so that I feel just like the first few days of pre- 
season football practice, all rolled into a few 

Talks With General 
"The Rochester is in port to keep a finger on 
the Nicaraguan situation, it being only a four 
hours' sail to Corinto, the port where they just 
had their last little set-to. They had peace for 
twelve years, the twelve that found the Marine 
garrison in Managua, and six hours after the 
garrison had been withdrawn this last year, they 
were at it again and going in circles with the 
revolutionary ("hamorristic government holding 
the reins, more or less. Honduras is no better 
for they are at it just the same. Talked with a 
professional the other day, a General Jeffries of 
Panama fame who came out of Honduras two 
jumps ahead of a firing squad with one soldier 
left of his army and astride a stolen mule. He 
looks like a harmless little old man but they say 
he packs the strength of a couple of cans of gun- 
powder and has the native Honduranian Indians 
eating out of his hand. 

"This summer sees the end of my work here 
as the contract will be completed and I hope to 
be able to get back to 'Aggie' for the fall and 
winter. If such things do happen, you know 
you can count on me to do what little I can, and 
wll be a pleasure for me to do it." 

25, Lewis H. Keith '25, and Harold D. Steven- 
son '24 at 12 N.E. 19th St., Miami, Fla. Barnes, 
Keith and M. G. Murray '22 are at work on the 
Bay Front Park project at Miami under "Jerry" 
Curtis w'07. 

'24 Nandor Porges has accepted a position 
as assistant chemist with the Larrow Milling 
Company at Rossford, near Toledo, Ohio. He 
is under George K. Redding '20, who is head 

'24 Winthrop G. Rhodes is studying at the 
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. He is an 
assistant in chemistry at the college, works in a 
drug store, and has charge of a troop of Boy 
Scouts in his "spare time." 

'24 Harold H. Shepard has completed one 
year toward an M.Sc. degree at the University 
of Maryland and is working for his Ph.D. from 
M.A.C. He is an Assistant Entomologist at the 
Experiment Station, College, Park, Md. Home 
address, 17 Littlefield Ave., Hyattsville, Md. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, June 25, 1926 


(Continued from page 1) 
personal attention from the head of the labora- 
tory, and no kindness is too small to be neglected. 
Interests Varied — Also an Inventor 

The list of organizations that Dr. Wiley 
belongs to is imposing, but natural to any one 
interested in chemistry and business people. 
They include all the chemical and agricultural 
groups, as well as the cottonseed block. Not 
neglected are the civic and business associations 
of Baltimore, nor the Academy of Science. He 
is a Shriner and a member of Kappa Sigma. 

In a business way the phosphate organiza- 
tion, the paper combination, the asbestos and 
electrical groups have his attention, either as 
director or chemist. 

The ingenuity of the man has expressed 
itself in the Wiley steam bath, the Wiley reflux 
condenser, the last of all the Wiley laboratory 
mill. This mill grinds and sifts in one operation 
without attention from the operator and supplies 
a technical want which only chemists will 

In 1904 he married Florence Isabel Penni- 
man Spofford at Somerville, Mass. "Little 
Sam" and his father have followed the streams 
of Maryland together after fish for years. 
"Little Sam" is no longer little. College is 
before him. The home grounds of the Wiley 
family are a delight and indicate the pleasure 
of using trees and shrubs which may have had 
an origin in certain required landscape gardening 
courses on the" Aggie" campus years ago. More, 
they represent a certain native artistic ability 
that shows in laboratory arrangement and 
advertising design. 

Last year Washington College conferred on 
him the degree of Doctor of Science for con- 
spicuous service to the chemical industry. 
C. A. Peters '97 


(Continued from page 1) 

M.A.C. Club of Boston a few years ago. During 
the past five years he has built up a service of 
information and market investigations for 
Massachusetts farmers which is second to none. 
Robert D. Hawley '18 who will take over 
the secretaryship of the College, a position left 
vacant by the resignation of Ralph J. Watts '07, 
has been connected with the College Extension 
Service as extension editor and director of cor- 
respondence courses. He was formerly employed 
by the Strout Farm Agency. During his under- 
graduate days "Bob" played varsity basketball 
and has been, up to the recent election of 
officers, the secretary of the Varsity Club. 

Class of '76 Wins Attendance Cup at Fiftieth Reunion 


'25 Walter W. Whittum is at home at 23 
Homer St., Springfield, Mass., after a successful 
year as a chemist in Cuban Sugar at Cienfuegos. 

FG Harriet H. English recently purchased 
a farm in West Willington, Conn., where she 
will be located after August 20. Her specialty 
will be poultry raising. 

'24 Ruth Wood, who is teaching science in 
the Sea Pines School, Brewster-on-the-Cape, 
spent some days on campus recently. She is 
engaged to be married to Sarkis P. Kafafian '26. 
Both will teach at Sea Pines next year. 

'15 Dr. E. E. Stanford, who has been head 
of the Department of Pharmocognosy, Western 
Reserve University for the last seven years, 
has accepted the professorship of botany and 
zoology at the University of the Pacific in 
Stockton, California. 

'16 Ralph F. Taber has changed his address 
from Columbus, Ohio to 61 Warwick Road, 
West Newton, Mass. 

'20 Morton H. Cassidy, who has been 
Assistant Professor of Beekeeping at the College 
for several years, will leave some time in August 
for Honolulu, where he will be engaged in 
educational work. 


'81 J. L. Hills. "The Manufacture of Com- 
mercial Feeding Stuffs." Bui. 246, Vermont 
Agri. Exp. Sta. 

'05 R. L. Adams. "Cost of Work Horses 
on California Farms." Bui. 401, Calif. Agri. 
Exp. Sta. 

'05 A. D. Taylor. "A Waterfront Park at 
Daytona Beach, Florida," an elaborately illus- 
trated article, published in Parks and Recreation, 
June 1926. This article presents a graphic 
report of a large enterprise being planned by 
Mr. Taylor's firm. 

'13 Harold M. Gore, Chapter 2 (first draft) 
"The Eighties" of the "History of Football, 
M.A.C." Prepared as a mimeograph separate. 

'14 Dr. D. A. Coleman is senior author of 
an article called, "A Rapid Method for Deter- 
mining the Gasoline Color Value of Flour and 

'14 Stanley B. Freeborn. "Mosquitoes of 
California." In University of California Publi- 
cations in Entomology. Vol. 3, No. 5, March 
24, 1926. 

'16 The 1916 Decennial Index, published by 
the Class of 1916. It contains a biographical 
record to date of every member of the class. 

w'17 Leonard H. Nason. "Biscuits Cado- 
ret," a story of the late war, published in the 
June 12 issue of the Saturday Evening Post. A 
short biography of his life, written by himself, 
also appears in the "Who's Who and Why" 
section of the same publication. 

'17 John B. Nelson. "Normal Immunity 
Reactions of the Cow and Calf, with Reference 
to Antibody Transmission in the Colastrum." 
Thesis, abstract published as bulletin of the 
Missouri Experiment Station; also "A Rapid 
Method for the Isolation of Bacillus Abortus 
from Uterine Exudate and Diseased Placenta." 
Journal Experiment Med., March 1926. 

'18 Harold C. Fellows. "The Refracto- 
meter as an Aid to the Rapid Analysis of Oil 
Bearing Materials." Journal of Oil and Fat 
Industries, April 1926. 

'24 "The '24 Warhoop," the "official organ 
of the great class of two dozen," prepared by 
Sterling Myrick with the assistance of class- 


(Continued from Page 1) 

Erford W. Poole '96, William A. Dawson '01, 
Charles H. Gould '16 and Charles G. Mackin- 
tosh '21. 

At three o'clock in the afternoon the alumni 
parade formed at Stockbridge Hall under the 
leadership of the Alumni Marshall, Harold 
Aiken '16. Headed by the band and with class 
placards and banners held aloft the march to 
Alumni Field for the M.A.C.-Amherst baseball 
game was successfully made. 

Loses to Amherst After Hard Fight 

During the first part of the game "Aggie" 
held a good Amherst team to a low score, but 
finally weakened, and the visitors were able to 
put over the final clinching runs. One consola- 
tion which "Aggie" men may carry with them 
and which eliminates in part the stigma of 
defeat is the fact that the Amherst nine was 
coached by an "Aggie" man, "Em" Grayson '17. 
The final score stood Amherst 5, M.A.C. 1. 

Following the baseball game fraternity re- 
unions and class suppers were held. The classes 
of '91, '96, and '16 were the classes which had 
special suppers at Draper Hall. 

Roister Doisters Play to Capacity House 

"The Devil's Disciple," a play portraying 
the days of the American Revolution, was pre- 
sented by the Roister Doisters on Saturday 
evening. Bowker Auditorium, where the play 
was given, was packed to capacity with alumni, 
undergraduates and friends of the College. The 
play was well received and it fittingly capped a 
Roister Doister season of unusual success in 
dramatic effort. 

Alumni Breakfast Gatherings 

Sunday morning found the alumni gathered 
again at Draper Hall to participate in the 
Faculty-1916, the Varsity Club and Alumni 
Academics Club breakfasts. These meetings 
were well attended and thoroughly enjoyed by 
all; in fact, they were so well enjoyed that it was 
nearly dinner time when the meetings finally 

All in all, it may be said that the 1926 
Alumni Day was a good old-fashioned and 
orderly success. 



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Amherst, Massachusetts, Sept. 25, 1926 

Entered at P. O. Amherst, Mass. V* 
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Saturday, November 20, 1926 

When "Agate" Meets "Agate" 

World Aggie Night will take place this 
year on Saturday evening, November 20. 
It is expected that meetings will be held as 
usual the "world over", and at the same 
and probably many places not on the World 
Aggie Night lists of previous years. 

Last year reports were received from more 
than thirty meetings of Aggie men and they 
covered various districts all the way from 
Florida to Washington and from California 
to New Hampshire. 

Chairmen who served last year as leaders 
of meetings in their respective localities and 
who were responsible for the excellent show- 
ing and good times, as well as the newly 
elected chairmen, are being requested to 
start the ball rolling for the coming World 
Aggie Night. These men should communicate 
at once with the Alumni Office for any 
assistance which that office may be able to 
furnish in the form of new address lists, 
notices of meetings and in order that adequate 
notice of all meetings may be published in 
the October issue of the Bulletin, 

Meetings are now definitely scheduled for 
the following places and the chairmen whose 
names are given below have already made 
the preliminary arrangements. Their work 
in this regard is highly commendable. 

Amherst— R. H. Verbeck "OS. M.A.C. 
Brockton — Allen S. Leland '24, State Farm. 
Springfield— Herbert W. Headle '13, P. O. 
Box 472, Springfield. 

District of Columbia 

Washington — Franklin W. Marsh '15, 5711 

Colorado Ave., N.W., Washington. 

The radio program such as was given last 
year on World Aggie Night will not be con- 
ducted on November 20, but it is quite 
probable that there will be a special M.A.C. 
Radio Night later in the season when the 
Musical Clubs of the College will be asked 
to participate. 

Watch the October Bulletin for a complete 
list of World Aggie Night meetings and plan 
to go to one of them. 



Dr. W. M. Jardine, National Secretary of 
Agriculture, made his first public address in 
Massachusetts when he visited M.A.C. during 
Farm and Home Week. He spoke before a 
crowd which completely filled Bowker Audi- 
torium on many phases of the agricultural 
industry including the general agricultural 
situation, farm relief legislation, co-operation 
and progress in the industry in New England. 

Farm and Home Week was particularly suc- 
cessful this year and there were on its program 
many prominent men and women of the country, 
including Dr. James J. Walsh of New York 
C , Mrs. Beatrice Chandler Gesell of New 
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Practically the Same as Last Year 

Registration Not Affected by Tuition 

According to the registration figures, there are 
183 freshmen enrolled this year in the four-year 
course. This number of registrants slightly 
exceeds the enrollment of a year ago when there 
were 179 freshmen, and is practically the same 
as in 1924 when there were 184 freshmen. 

It is interesting to note that although the 
students resident in the state are being charged 
for tuition this year for the first time, this has 
apparently had no effect on the number of 
freshmen nor on the total number of four-year 

Total Registration is 525 

On September IS of this year there were 525 
students registered, and as it happens, there 
were just 525 students in the four-year course 
in 1925. The number given for the entering 
class of this year will probably be increased by 
tardy registrants, but for purposes of comparison 
the figures shown above give a fair indication 
of the continued interest in and appreciation of 
the exceptional vocational advantages offered at 
the College in the field of agriculture and the 
allied sciences. 

Among the members of the new class, 164 are 
residents of Massachusetts, 16 come from other 
states, — chiefly states adjoining Massachusetts, 
and three are from other countries. All the 
counties of Massachusetts, except Dukes, are 
represented in the freshman class. Worcester 
County leads with 29, followed in order by 
Hampden with 25, Essex with 20. Hampshire 
with 17, Middlesex with 16, Norfolk with 14, 
Bristol with 10, Franklin with 10, Berkshire 
with 7, Suffolk with 7, and Plymouth and Barn- 
stable each with 3. 

Connecticut Valley Sends Most Freshmen 

About 28 percent of the freshmen are from 
the region of the Connecticut Valley, 16 percent 
from Worcester County or central Massachu- 
setts, and 31 percent from the counties which 
include Greater Boston, the remainder being 
scattered as above indicated. 


A prize established in honor of Frederick 
Cornelius Eldred, of the class of 1873, 
famous oarsman and pioneer in athletics at 
M.A.C, who trained, coached and stroked 
crews in four intercollegiate races — two to 

This prize of one hundred dollars may be 
awarded at Commencement to that member 
of the senior class (1927) who has repre- 
sented the college in intercollegiate athletic 
contests for a period of not less than two 
years, and who has attained the highest 
average standing in scholarship during his 

For the Trustees of the Fund. 
E. B. Holland, Clerk. 


Saturday, October 30, 1926 

Football — M.A.C. vs. Amherst 

Alumni Home-Coming Day is the caption 
under which Saturday. October 30, will be 
known this year. On that day Alumni Field 
will be the scene of another M.A.C. -Amherst 
football contest at which the support of the 
alumni is needed this year even more than 
it has been needed in by-gone years. 

The day has been scheduled on the calendar 
as one especially for the benefit of all home- 
coming alumni and their friends. Although 
the program for the entire day has not yet 
been completed, special effort is being made 
to have it sufficiently interesting during the 
morning and evening hours before and after 
the game, so that the alumni will stay with 
us long enough to meet their many friends 
who will be on the campus. As soon as the 
program is complete special notices will be 
mailed to each alumnus in all New England 
and several other states. 

Reserved seat tickets for the game may be 
obtained by applying as soon as possible to 
Professor Curry S. Hicks. Early applications 
for tickets will spare the management last 
minute confusion and the applicant possible 
disappointment. The price of the reserved 
seat tickets is $2.00 which amount must 
accompany all applications either in the 
form of a check or money order payable to 
Curry S. Hicks, General Manager of Athletics. 
General admission tickets are $1.00 each. 
The latter may be obtained at the gate. 


Oct. 2— Bates at M.A.C. 

9 — Connecticut Aggie at M.A.C. 
16 — Williams at Williamstown 
23— Worcester P. I. at M.A.C. 
30— Amherst at M.A.C. 

(Alumni Home-Coming Day) 
Nov. 6 — Springfield at Springfield 
20— Tufts at Medford 
(World Aggie Night) 


High Honors Won 

Many alumni as well as the general public 
who visited some of the more important fairs 
throughout the State during the past two 
months had the proud experience of coming into 
direct contact with Mass. Aggie. This 
was brought about through the exhibits set up 
by the Extension Service of the College, the 
dynamometer demonstrations and by personal 
contact with representatives from the College. 

The College was particularly well represented 
at the Eastern States Exposition at Springfield, 
where its educational exhibit in the Massachu- 
setts Building, its showings of Percheron horses, 
Ayrshire, Milking Shorthorn and Holstein- 
(Continued on Pafte 4, Col. 3) 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, Sept. 25, 1926 


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Entered as second class matter, March IV 
1020. at the Postoffice at Amherst, Mass. 
wider the Acts of March 3, 1879. 

William L. Doran '15, Chairman 


Roland H. Verbeck 'OS 
Linus H. Jones '16 
Richard W. Smith '21 
Luther B. Arrington '23 
Earle S. Carpenter '24 
Miss Mary Foley '24 
Elmer E. Barber '26 
Ernest S. Russell '16, ex officio 
William I. Goodwin '18, ex officio 

Address all communications to The Alumni Office, M. A. C, Amherst, Mass. 



George Holcomb Barber '85 

The passing of an outstanding alumnus of 
M.A.C. is announced in the death of Rear 
Admiral George Holcomb Barber, third ranking 
officer in the Medical Corps of the United 
States Navy, who died on August 24 at San 
Francisco, California, following an attack of 
ptomaine poisoning. 

Admiral Barber was sixty-two years of age at 
the time of his death, being born in Glastonbury, 
Conn., on November 15, 1864. He entered 
M.A.C. with the class of 1885 after having re- 
ceived his preliminary education in the public 
schools of Glastonbury and at the Glastonbury 
Academy. Upon his graduation from M.A.C, 
Admiral Barber studied medicine at the College 
of Physicians and Surgeons, Medical Depart- 
ment of Columbia University, receiving his 
M.D. degree there in 1888. 

In Navy's Medical Corps 37 Years 

The entire professional career of Admiral 
Barber, with the exception of a short year of 
graduate and hospital work in New York City, 
was spent as a medical officer in the United 
States Navy. His record of promotions from 
an Assistant Surgeon, rank of Ensign, dating 
from May 1889 to his appointment as a Rear 
Admiral on October 15, 1917 is a noteworthy 
achievement in itself. Also, he had the distinction 
of being the only M.A.C. alumnus among the 
commissioned personnel of the Medical Corps 
of the U. S. Navy. Had he survived but two 
more years he would have been eligible to 

Fourteen years of Admiral Barber's service 
were spent at sea, for the most part in foreign 
waters. The remainder of his service was spent 
in shore duty on receiving ships in various ports 
of the United States and its outlying possessions. 
During the World War he was in command of 
the Naval Hospital, a tuberculosis sanitarium, 
at Fort Lyon, Las Animas, Colorado. He was 
a recognized specialist in the treatment of 
tuberculosis and the author of several enlighten- 
ing treatises and reports on this subject. 

Romance Revealed 

Admiral Barber never married. His death, 
however, revealed a romance in the announce- 
ment but a week before he died of his scheduled 
marriage to Miss Helen C. Ashley, a nurse who 
had attended him during his last illness. The 
dweding was to have taken place on October 12. 

His prominence in medicine is evidenced in 
that he was a Fellow of the American Medical 
Association, a Fellow of the American College 
of Surgeons, a member of the Medical Society 
of the State of New York and of the New York 
County Medical Society. 

He was also a Mason and his college fraternitv 
at M.A.C. was Q.T.V. 

of his service in the army during the World 
War, was born in Boston, Mass., September 23, 
1879, where he attended the English High 
School. He graduated from M.A.C. in 1906 and 
instructed in geology at Yale University the 
following year. 

Besides being a prominent citizen of the 
town of Easthampton, Captain Tannatt was a 
well-known engineer, general contractor and 
road builder. He had also spent some time in 
recent years investigating southern factory sites 
for cotton manufacturers. During the early 
part of the World War he commanded the 
Easthampton company of the State Guard, 
later being commissioned captain in the regular 

Captain Tannatt was first commander of the 
Leonard Dalton Post, American Legion. He 
was also a member of the Elks, the Knights of 
Columbus, as well as of several clubs and 
professional societies. 

He was a member of the C.S.S. and Phi 
Kappa Phi fraternities at M.A.C. A wife and 
four children survive him. 


Willard C. Tannatt, Jr. '06 

Willard C. Tannatt, Jr., 47 years old, died at 
his home in Easthampton, Mass., on September 
4, as a result of a glandular trouble from which 
he had been suffering for several months. 

Captain Tannatt, as he was called by reason 

Miss Helena Theresa Goessmann 

Miss Helena T. Goessmann, member of the 
faculty of M.A.C. for a period of thirty-three 
years, died suddenly at the Dickinson Hospital 
at Northampton, Mass., on August 19, 1926. 

Miss Goessmann was born at Syracuse, N. 
Y., on September 21, 1863, the eldest daughter 
of Dr. Charles Anthony and Mrs. Mary Anna 
Clara (McKenna) Goessmann. Dr. Goessmann 
was one of the early founders of the College and 
the new Goessmann Laboratory on the campus 
was named in his honor. 

During her early life Miss Goessmann re- 
ceived her education at the Sacred Heart 
College at Providence, R. I., at Ohio Univer- 
sity, and also abroad in England, France and 
Germany. She began her literary career at an 
early age, writing many historical and literary 
articles and publishing her first book of poems 
when about twenty years of age. Her efforts in 
the writing of pageants is particularly well 
known. The many generations of M.A.C. 
students who received instruction in English 
under Miss Goessmann will all agree as to her 
exceptional abilities as a teacher of that subject, 
her friendliness and patience toward the mem- 
bers of her classes, and her likeable personality. 

Miss Goessmann was prominent in many 
worthy activities including her connection with 
the Sea Pines School of Personality at Brewster- 
on-the-Cape. She was also a charter member of 
the Amherst Women's Club, a member of the 
Tuesday Club, president of the Amherst High 
School Alumni Association, a director of the 
Hampden County Women's Club, founder and 
president of the Catholic Summer School at 
Cliff Haven, N. Y., and an influential member 
of St. Bridget's Church, Amherst. 

She is survived by two brothers and two 

'24 Sherman C. Frost was "tied up" on the 
24th of June last, but the name of the fortunate 
lady has not yet been ascertained. (Write the 

Meeting of Board of Directors 

The Board of Directors of the Associate 
Alumni met on July 30 and conducted the 
following business: 

1. It was voted that the Board of Directors 
of the Association serve as the Committee on 

2. It was voted that the following alumni be 
asked to serve on the Gymnasium Committee: 
E. F. Richardson '87, chairman, Kenyon L. 
Butterfield, D. P. Cole w'72, Atherton Clark '77, 
Herbert Myrick '82, A. F. Shiverick '82, F. S. 
Clark w'87, H. C. Bliss '88, J. R. Perry '93, E. 
W. Poole '96, R. D. Warden '98, J. S. Eaton '98, 
W. A. Munson '05, F. A. McLaughlin '11, H. 
M. Gore '13, H. W. Headle '13, S. A. Dole '15, 
Charles W. Moses '16, George B. Palmer '16, 
A. W. Spaulding '17, S. P. Batchelder '19, F. 
V. Waugh '22, M. B. Hallett '23, L. L. Jones '26, 
and Prof. Curry S. Hicks, ex-officio. 

3. The object and functions of this com- 
mittee were discussed. 

4. The following members of the Board of 
Directors were chosen to serve with the Presi- 
dent and Vice-President on the Executive Com- 
mittee for the coming year: C. A. Peters '97, 
S. B. Haskell '04, F. A. McLaughlin '11, C. L. 
Thayer '13, and C. H. Gould '16. 

5. Outstanding Memorial Building Pledges 
were discussed and it was voted that the Secre- 
tary present a plan for retiring the note on the 
building at the September meeting of the 
Executive Committee. 

6. The monthly budget report was approved. 

Advisory Editorial 

Committee Reorganized 

The many losses to the Advisory Editorial 
Committee of the Bulletin caused by changes in 
the College staff has necessitated considerable 
change in the personnel of that body. The 
Committee which has been selected for the 
coming year is comprised of the following 

William L. Doran '15, Chairman 

Willard A. Munson '05 

Roland H. Verbeck '08 

Linus H. Jones '16 

Richard W. Smith '21 

Luther B. Arrington '23 

Earle S. Carpenter '24 

Miss Mary Foley '24 

Elmer E. Barber '26 

Ernest S. Russell '16, ex officio 

William I. Goodwin '18, ex officio 


'18 Raymond W. Swift to Miss Laura A. 
Dickinson at North Amherst, Mass., August 25, 
1926. They are now residing at 404 Fairmont 
Avenue, State College, Pa. "Ray" is a chemist 
in the Department of Animal Nutrition at 
Pennsylvania State College. 

'19 Miss Ethel L. Harris to Kelvin B. 
Freeman at Beverly, Mass., August 21, 1926. 

'22 Belding F. Jackson to Miss Florence C. 
Nelson at Ryegate, Vermont, August 14, 1926. 
They are now residing at 66 Fort Pleasant Ave., 
Springfield, Mass. Mr. Jackson has resigned 
his position as instructor of English at M.A.C. 
and is now a teacher of English in the High 
School of Commerce, Springfield. 

'26 & '25 Mary T. Boyd to George W. 
Hanscomb at Los Cedros, Ortega, Florida, 
July 10, 1926. 

'26 Herbert Grayson to Miss Jean G. David- 
son at Hoosac Falls, N. Y., August 10, 1926. 
They are residing in Holden, Mass., where 
"Herb" is teaching in the Holden High School. 


'14 A son, Jerome Milner, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Leland H. Taylor ; June 16, 1926, at Morgan- 
town, West Virginia. 

'20 A daughter, Eleanor Louise, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Robert L. Jones, June 26, 1926, at Ames, 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, Sept. 25, 1926 



"Pop" Clark hit the nail on the head a year 
ago when he said with a look toward the future, 
"There's no question about our having a good 
team this year, but what about next?" 

Heavy Loss of Experienced Men 
"Next" year arrived with plenty of snap as 
"Kid" Gore called his squad, comprised of 
thirty-six green but husky boys, to Alumni 
Field on Wednesday, September 8, for the first 
real practice of the season. It was true that 
last year's team was made up almost entirely 
of seniors, who, of course, are now graduated. 
"Pop's" grave concern was well founded, for it 
was revealed on the final check-up that only 
two letter men, Amstein and Cook, made up 
the nucleus about which an Aggie team must 
be built. 

The squad at present hardly makes two good 
teams, for practice and scrimmage. "Gerry" 
Amstein '27 has been appointed captain of the 
team until such time as formal election takes 
place to fill the vacancy caused by the loss of 
"Joe" Hilyard. Unexpected eligibility compli- 
cations have taken out at least six potential 
first string candidates, which fact, together with 
pre-seasonal injuries to several other members 
of the squad, leaves "Kid" Gore with the 
greenest club he has ever handled. 

Alumni Co-operate, Morale Good 
Aside from the dark outlook depicted above 
there have been two happenings this fall which 
have been very gratifying to those in charge. 
First, the team has received the whole-hearted 
support of many alumni who voluntarily came 
back to the campus during the opening weeks 
of preliminary practice, giving up their vaca- 
tions to help start things off. This greatly aided 
the squad to assimilate the fundamental work 
which has been done more thoroughly this year 
than it has for many years past. On the field 
during the past two weeks at various times, 
including the resident staff, have been the 
following of the "old guard": "Willie" Marsh- 
man '23, "Pat" Myrick '24, George Shumway 
'25, "Charlie" McGeoch '25, "Dick" Fessenden 
'26, "Fat" Gavin '26, "Red" Ball '21, "Phil" 
Couhig '26, "Ken" Salman '24, "Larry" Jones 
'26, "Yumper" Tulenko '26, "Gyp" Goodwin 
'18, "Al" Gustafson '26, "Pop" Clark '87, and 
"Red" Sullivan '26. Many other alumni have 
also rendered aid in one way or another and 
"Kid" can use much more. Second, the spirit 
and morale of the candidates is of the best and 
it is felt certain that Aggie will be represented 
by an outfit such as "Bob" Holmes describes in 
his recent letter of "eleven stout-hearted young- 
sters who will not curl under." 

Alumni will make no mistake when they 
return to the campus for Home-Coming Day 
on Saturday, October 30, to witness the annual 
gridiron clash between M.A.C. and Amherst, 
in expecting to see a truly representative Aggie 
eleven trot out and do their stuff on Alumni 


Many Alumni Receive Appointments 

The number of new appointments made dur- 
ing the summer to the faculty and staff of the 
College is unusually large and of this number 
M.A.C. alumni form a large percentage. The 
Aggie graduates now members of the staff are: 

Willard A. Munson '05 is the new Director 
of the Extension Service, filling the post left 
vacant by the resignation of John D. Willard. 
"Roaring Bill" was formerly Director of the 
Division of Markets, Massachusetts Depart- 
ment of Agriculture and at one time served as 
county agricultural agent in Norfolk County. 

Linus H. Jones '16, who has been conducting 
research work at the College as Nematologist 
for the American Cyanamidie Sales Company 
of New York during the past year, has been 
appointed Assistant Research Professor of 

Richard W. Smith '21, returns to the College 
after a year's leave of absence and is now 
Assistant Professor of Dairying. "Dick" spent 
a year at the University of Illinois for the pur- 
pose of furthering his experience and training 
in his chosen subject. 

Chauncy M. Gilbert '25, who has been 
Principal of the High School at Charlemont, 
Mass., during the past year, is now Instructor 
in Zoology at the College. 

Elmer E. Barber, Interchurch Student Secre- 
tary; Philip H. Couhig, Instructor in Physical 
Education; L. Leland Durkee. Instructor in 
German; and Marvin W. Goodwin, Analyst, 
Control Service, — all graduates of M.A.C. in 
the class of 1926 — are also newly appointed 
staff members. 

The College is also fortunate in securing for 
the coming year the services ol Julius II. 
Frandsen, Professor of Animal and Dairy 
Husbandry and Head of Department; Dr. 
Henry VanRoekel, Specialist in Animal Disease 
Control, Department of Veterinary Science; Dr. 
I rederick M. Cutler, Assistant Professor of 
Rural Sociology; Dr. Miles H. Cubbon, Assis- 
tant Professor of Agronomy; Miss Marion L. 
Tucker, Assistant Professor of Home Economics; 
Harold D. Boutelle, Instructor in Mathematics; 
Clayton L. Farrar, Instructor in Entomology 
and Beekeeping; James E. Fuller, Instructor in 
Microbiology; Oliver W. Kelly, Instructor in 
Agronomy; Alfred Nicholson, Instructor in 
English; Gerald J. Stout, Instructor in Vege- 
table Gardening; Miss Marion E. Forbes, 
Assistant State Leader of County Club Agents: 
and Clifton B. Waite, Field Agent, Control 


The varsity cross-country squad is particu- 
larly well favored this season by the return of 
five veteran letter men from last year's team. 
The men reported to Coach Derby on Sept. 
13 and have since been busy stretching their 
muscles over the Amherst and surrounding hills 
and dales. 

Captain Crooks, Biron, Nottebaert, Swan, 
and Forest comprise the veterans who will 
surely make the Tufts team step when they 
meet on the Aggie course, Saturday, October 9. 
The complete cross-country schedule for this 
fall is printed below: 
Oct. 9— Tufts at M.A.C. 

16 — Williams at Williamstown 
22— Wesleyan at M.A.C. 
29 — Amherst at Amherst. 
Nov. 6 — Boston Univ. at Boston 

15 — N. E. Intercollegiates at Boston 


Alumni who attend the Aggie football games 
on Alumni Field this fall should be well im- 
pressed with the neat little ticket office which 
was constructed at the entrance to the field 
during the summer months. This structure is 
of red brick and has sufficient capacity to house 
five vendors of tickets. It replaces the less 
sightly wooden "box" of former days. 


Many M.A.C. alumni, who are devotees of 
the various branches of the botanical science, 
met at Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y., from 
August 16 to 23, to take part in the Inter- 
national Congress of Plant Sciences. This 
Congress supplanted the Fourth International 
Botanical Congress that was to have been held 
in London in 1915, but which was postponed 
on account of the war. 

Almost a thousand botanists from all over 
the world were in attendance and many insti- 
tutions of learning were represented. Among 
the principal countries and institutions repre- 
sented were Australia, — University of Adelaide, 
University of Queensland; Belgium; Canada, — 
University of Manitoba; Denmark; England, — 
British Association for the Advancement of 
Science, British Museum of Natural History, 
University of Cambridge, University of Dur- 
ham; Italy, — International Institute of Agri- 
culture; United States, — American Academy of 
Arts and Sciences (Boston), Carnegie Institu- 
tion of Washington, University of Chicago, 
Connecticut College, Elmira College, Univer- 
sity of Illinois, University of Minnesota, Mount 
Holyoke College, New York Academy of 
Sciences, New York Botanical (iarden, Oberlin 
College, Stanford University, University of 
Virginia, State College of Washington, Wiscon- 
sin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, and 
Yale University. This is not a complete list of 
the different colleges and universities that were 
represented but it gives an idea of the inter- 
nationality of the congress. 

Although it did not send any official repre- 
sentatives, M.A.C. was not without a substan- 
tial representation in the number of faculty 
members and alumni who were there. Among 
the Aggie men that were seen at the Congress 
were: J. F. Adams '11 of Newark, Del., J. S. 
Bailey FG of Amherst, Mass., O. L. Clark '08 
of Amherst, Mass., W. H. Davis F of Amherst, 
Mass., C. E. F. Guterman '25 of Ithaca, N. Y., 
H. L. Knight '02 of Washington, D. C, A. V. 
Osmun '03 F of Amherst, Mass., R. H. Patch 
'11 of Storrs, Conn., J. K. Shaw (with Mrs. 
Shaw) F G of Amherst, Mass., G. L. Slate '21 
of Geneva, N. Y., H. H. White '15 of Nanshu- 
chow, Anhwei, China, and W. A. Whitney '24 
of Washington, D. C. 

W. A. Whitney '24 


Prof. A. N. Julian, Assistant 

The increase in the herd of young stock on 
the College Farm has necessitated the addition 
of a new sizeable unit to the cattle barns. 
Workmen have been busy on this addition for 
several weeks with hopes of completing the 
work before cold weather sets in. The addition, 
when completed, will contain adequate pens for 
many of the younger animals. 



The Association is still paying interest on 
the Memorial Building note which now 
amounts to $5900. If your pledge is still 
unpaid kindly send in your check at once 
and make it as large a figure as possible. 

The appointment of Professor W. L. Machmer 
as full. Dean of the College and the promotion 
of Professor A. N. Julian to the p<sition of 
Assistant Dean are among the many changes 
which have occurred in the College staff during 
the summer months. 

Dean Machmer, whom practically all alumni 
know by reason of his long period of service at 
M.A.C, tentatively held the position of dean 
from the time that President Lewis became 
acting president of the College. He is a gradu- 
ate of Franklin and Marshall College and the 
Keystone State Normal School, both Pennsyl- 
vania institutions. Coming to M.A.C. in 1911 
most of his time was spent as a professor of 
mathematics and during the many years that 
have followed he has made many lasting friend- 
ships among Aggie students and alumni. 

Professor Julian, now Assistant Dean, came to 
M.A.C. in 1911 and has served the College con- 
tinuously both as a Professor of German and 
Chemistry. His work during recent years in 
being responsible for the arrangement of the 
College schedules of classes has been particularly 
commendable. Professor Julian also numbers 
many alumni of the College among the many 
friends which he has made during his fifteen 
years of service. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, Sept. 25, 1926 


'13 Harry W. Allen is now located in River- 
ton, N. J., at the Japanese Beetle Laboratory, 
where he is working on a number of Japanese, 
Chinese and Indian species of beetles in connec- 
tion with parasite introduction work. He re- 
ceived the degree of Ph.D. from Ohio State 
last June and it so happened that it was the first 
degree conferred by the new President of Ohio 
State, Dr. Rightmire. 

'16 George N. Danforth advises that he is 
now a salesman for the Hamilton Barrett Com- 
pany of Ashville, N. C. Home address, 4 Anston 
Place, Ashville, N. C. 

'16 Charles H. Gould was host to a com- 
pany of about 200 fruit growers, members of 
the Massachusetts, Franklin and Hampden 
Fruit Growers' Associations on August 25. In 
addition to having over one hundred acres' of 
apple orchard to show the visitors, "Charlie" 
showed them over his new apple storage plant 
which now brings his total farm storage capacity 
up to 4500 barrels. 

'17 Richard L. Holden is now residing at 
500 North Salisbury Street, Lafayette, Indiana, 
having purchased a home "about five blocks 
from the Purdue campus" where he hopes that 
he will again be able to see a football game. He 
is still with the American Guernsey Cattle Club 
and will now travel the states of Indiana, Illinois, 
Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, Okla- 
homa, Texas, Colorado, and part of Tennessee. 

w'18 Chester S. Burtch writes: "Have been 
in Denver and the motor bus game more than 
four years and am still going strong. As the 
Denver Post says, 'Tis a privilege to live in 

'20 Chester A. Pike who has served as 
representative to the General Court of Massa- 
chusetts from the 7th Hampden District (ward 
5), Springfield, Mass., during the past four 
years is seeking re-election. Republican primary- 
elections seem to point toward another victory 
for "Chet." 

'24 Frederick S. Bartlett received his master's 
degree as a real Aggie man should — at his Alma 
Mater, and he is now located in Bristol, R. I. 

'24 Perry G. Bartlett, after receiving his 
M.Sc. in Chemistry at Penn State in June spent 
the summer touring some of the eastern states 
with the Redpath Chautauqua as manager of 
the tent crew. 

'24 Alexander W. Grieve, floorman with 
W. T. Grant Company at Pittsfield, Mass., 
tells us that "There are ten Aggies with the 
Grant Company. We expect to be running it 

'24 Will A. Whitney advises the Editor of 
an error contained in the June number of the 
Alumni Bulletin in certain class notes which 
should have read as follows: 

'"24 Will A. Whitney is now a Junior Path- 
ologist for the LI.S.D.A. and is still in Washing- 
ton, D. C. (Address: Room 413, 1736 G St., 

"Harold D. Stevenson '24, Adrian D. Barnes 
'25, and Lewis H. Keith '25 are rooming in 
harmony in spite of former class differences and 
are working with M. G. Murray '22 in the Miami 
Park Department under "Jerry" Curtis w'07." 


(Continued from Page 1) 
Haven, Connecticut, Professor F. C. Bradford 
of Michigan, Dr. H. G. May of Rhode Island, 
Dr. J. E. Shillinger of the U. S. Bureau of 
Animal Industry, Mr. Wayne Dinsmore, Sec- 
retary of the Horse Association of America, 
Professor Roy E. Jones of Connecticut, Mr. 
Robert Slocum of the U. S. Bureau of Agricul- 
tural Economics, Professor L. F. Payne of 
Kansas and many other agricultural leaders, 
including many of the College staff. 

Over one hundred fifty summer school stu- 
dents who were here during Farm and Home 
Week had a fine opportunity to attend the 
meetings of the week and to listen to the in- 
teresting talks on many subjects. 


'03 Charles P. Halligan. "Hardy Shrubs for 
Landscape Planting in Michigan." Special 
Bulletin 154, Michigan Agricultural Experiment 

'04 Ernest A. Back. "The Granarv Weevil." 
Bulletin 1393, U.S.D.A. 

'13 Harry W. Allen. "Biology of the Red- 
tailed Tachina Fly, Winthemia Quadripustulata 
Fabr." Technical Bulletin No. 12. Mississippi 
Agricultural Experiment Station; "Life History 
of the Variegated Cutworm Tachina Fly, 
Archyta Analis. Journal of Agricultural Re- 
search, Vol. XXXII, No. 5; also, "North 
American Species of Two-winged Flies Belong- 
ing to the Tribe Miltogrammini." Proceedings 
of the United States National Museum, Vol. 68, 
Art. 9. 

'13 George W. Barber. "A Two-year Study 
of the Development of the European Corn 
Borer in the New England Area." Journal of 
Agricultural Research, June 1, 1926. 

'14 Harold J. Clav. "Marketing Peanuts." 
Bulletin 1401, U.S.DA. 

'17 Frank S. Chamberlin. Senior author of 
"Cardiochiles Nigriceps Vier; an Important 
Parasite of the Tobacco Budworm." Vol. 38, 
Journal of Agricultural Research, July, 1926. 

'20 Robert L. Jones. Co-author of "Diet in 
Relation to Reproduction and Rearing of 
Young; Observations on the Existence of 
Vitamin E." Vol. LXXVI, No. 2, American 
Journal of Physiology, April, 1926. 

'20 William F. Robertson. "Pickles and 
Relishes." M.A.C. Extension Service, Extension 
Leaflet No. 107. 

'24 Will A. Whitney. Junior author with 
L. L. Harter of "The Influence of Soil Tempera- 
ture and Soil Moisture on the Infection of 
Sweet Potatoes by the Black-rot Fungus." 
Journal of Agricultural Research, 32:1153 — 1160. 

It is expected that the meeting will attract a 
fairly large representation from the leading 
colleges and universities in New England and 
probably from other sections of the eastern part 
of the country, which are interested in bringing 
industry and institutions for higher education 
into closer relationship to each other. The 
association also aims to bring the institutions 
themselves into more intimate contact with 
each other with regard to the employment of 
their graduates. Through its sen-ices it is hoped 
that should one institution be unable to fill an 
employment opportunity with one of its gradu- 
ates, it will refer the opportunity to an institution 
in the association which can supply the person 
who has the proper qualifications. 

The principal speakers at the October meeting 
of the association will include: Professor Harry 
Wellman of Dartmouth, Dean Everett Lord of 
Boston University, Mr. Henry Dennison of the 
Dennison Manufacturing Company, Mr. Gros- 
venor Plowman, Industrial Relations Secretary 
of the Associated Industries. 

Mr. Paul W. Viets of M.A.C. is temporary 
chairman of the association. 

College Employment Problems 
to be Studied 

The Associated College Employment Officers, 
an organization for the professional improve- 
ment of its members through the interchange of 
information on common problems, relative to 
the elmpoyment of college graduates, will meet 
at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
Cambridge, Mass., for its first public meeting on 
October 15, 1926. This association should be 
of particular value and interest to all alumni, 
since it will directly and indirectly aid the 
alumni of all colleges and universities especially 
on the question of employment. 

'24 Edward A. "Sugar" Kane, received his 
M.Sc. in Chemistry from Catholic University 
last June. 


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Friesian cattle, and its dynamometer demon- 
stration attracted wide interest. 

M. A. C. Percherons Place High 

Five first places in the Percheron classes were 
won by the M.A.C. entries, with Revelation, 
the well known prize winning stallion, winning 
the grand championship pirze in his class. All 
Percherons entered by the College placed within 
the money offered in their respective classes save 
in the champion mare class, in which class the 
entry from the College, Daffodil's Queen, 183057, 
secured the reserve championship. 

Aggie's Milking Shorthorns held their own 
among stiff competition by placing within the 
prize money with each entry save two. The 
three-year-old heifer. Bay State Rhoda, won the 
highest honors among the College Shorthorn 
entries by securing second place in her class in 
which there were twenty-one competitors. 

M.A.C. Co-eds, Sisters, Win Honors 

The splendid work done by M.A.C. students 
at Springfield was perhaps the most meritorious 
of the College entries. Chief among the accom- 
plishments of the students was the winning of 
the first prize for all-around judging of live 
stock by Miss Ella M. Buckler, M.A.C. '27. 

This may be considered an exceptional feat in 
view of the fact that the competition was taken 
part in by more than thirty young men and 
women among whom Cornell University, Syra- 
cuse University, Rhode Island State College, 
Connecticut Agricultural College, New Hamp- 
shire University and M.A.C. were represented. 
Not to be outdone by her older sister, Miss 
May F. Buckler, a freshman at M.A.C. won 
first prize for raising the best baby beef shown 
at the exposition. Miss May Buckler is owner 
of this year's grand champion, Briarcliffe Laddie. 
The Buckler sisters hail from Pittsfield, Mass. 

Honors also go to Kenneth W. Milligan '27 of 
State Line, Mass., in tieing for first place with 
two other competitors in the intercollegiate 
dairy- products judging contest. 

Many Freshmen Pledge Fraternities 

The close of a short but strenous rushing 
season disclosed the fact that 107 freshmen 
pledged to the several fraternities, leaving over 
thirty men of the class of 1930 non-fraternity 
for the time being. Seven pledges were members 
of upper classes. 

The pledges were distributed among the 
various fraternities as follows: Q.T.V. 6, 
Phi Sigma Kappa 15, Kappa Sigma 8, Kappa 
Gamma Phi 3, Theta Chi 5, Lambda Chi Alpha 
6, Alpha Sigma Phi 24, Sigma Phi Epsilon 20, 
Alpha Gamma Rho 12, Delta Phi Alpha 8, 
Kappa Epsilon 7. 

F. V. 

Waugh '22 

Heads State Division 

Frederick V. Waugh '22, formerly with the 
Connecticut Agricultural College Extension 
Service, was recently appointed Chief of the 
State Division of Markets, the post left vacant 
by the resignation of Willard A. Munson '05, 
now Director of the Extension Service, M.A.C. 

Mr. Waugh has earned the rapid recognition 
of his services in the short time since his gradu- 
ation from M.A.C. particularly by his work in 
Connecticut on the tobacco industry. Fred was 
a major student in the Department of Agricul- 
tural Economics as an undergraduate at the 

w'92 Francis G. Baldus has changed his 
address to 8 Central Place, Auburndale, Mass. 

'25 Carl Guterman spent the summer at the 
Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research 
in Yonkers, N. Y. He reports that he likes the 
place very much and that at the present time 
he is endeavoring to study a "bad actor" on the 
Rhododendrons in the New Jersey nurseries. 



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It is known among some of the alumni and 
other friends of the College that certain mental 
tests (so-called intelligence tests) have been 
used with the M.A.C. freshman in recent years. 
In fact these tests have been given to the last 
four freshmen classes. It has been anticipated 
bv the editors of the Alumni Bulletin that some 
of its readers might appreciate some information 
concerning the results of these tests 

The two most common points of interest in 
the use of standardized tests relate (1) to the 
comparative intelligence of the freshmen in 
different colleges and (2) to the prediction of 
college success from the results of the tests. 
" The first question should be answered with 
ereat care because it has been proved that the 
scores made in the various tests are greatly 
influenced by certain factors involved in their 
administration. Because of these variable 
factors as well as for other reasons not a great 
deal of comparative data are available on this 

M.A.C Freshmen Score High 

Some interesting results may be secured by 
comparing our results on the Army Alpha 1 est 
with certain data collected from thirteen colleges 
as reported in the National Academy of Science. 
We find the median score for the thirteen colleges 
which used this test to be 127 points while the 
median for our freshmen during the past four 
vears is 146 points. The report does not indicate 
which form of the test was used in the thirteen 
colleges, neither does it designate whether the 
students participating were freshmen, sopho- 
mores, juniors or seniors. It seems evident, 
however, that our freshmen are well up to par 
even after due allowance for any variations in 
testing procedure. _ . 

A more direct comparison with freshmen ot 
other colleges is found in a report of the Ameri- 
can Council on Education relative to the results 
of the Psychological Examination which they 
publish for the purpose of testing college fresh- 
men. Fifty-five leading colleges and universities 
which used this test last year reported the 
results to the publishers. Among these colleges 
the freshmen of M.A.C. held about sixth place 
when all parts of the test are considered. In 
one of the eight parts of the test our freshmen, 
both men and women, held first place and in 
several parts they held second or third place. 
Care should be taken here again in making rash 
conclusions because of the variable factors re- 
garding the testing among the colleges participat- 
ing. For example, the chances are that our 
freshmen were more practiced on tests of this 
nature than the freshmen of most of the other 
colleges. Just to what extent this factor may- 
account for the apparent superiority of M.A.C. 
freshmen is not known. 

Predictive Value of Tests 

Our second question pertaining to the pre- 
dictive value of the tests has been answered in 
various ways by different colleges. Some find 
a very high correspondence between the test 
results and college success while others find no 
significant agreement between these two mea- 
sures. What data we have at present for M.A.C. 
indicate much less predictive value for the tests 
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A Welcome to Aggie Alumni 


10.00 a. m. to 12.00 in.— Visits withfCol- 

lege Departments. 
12.30 to 1.15 p. m. — Cafeteria luncheon at 

Draper Hall. 
2.00 to 4.30 p. m. — Football. Amherst vs. 
M.A.C. on Alumni Field. Game 
called promptly at 2.00 p. m. 
4.30 to 11.00 p. m. — Fraternity receptions 
to Alumni at the fraternity houses. 
Recreation and dancing at Mem- 
orial Hall. 

There it is! Now all that we need are 
you alumni. Will Aggie win? Come and 
see for yourself. Lend your support. 
Over 200 alumni reservations have already 
been made for the game. That is the Old 
Aggie spirit. Add your name to the list. 

Come and talk your problems over with 
your former professors. Remember that 
the morning hours will find the College 
Departments waiting to welcome you. 

The following fraternities have arranged 
for house dances for the evening hours 
to which alumni are invited: Alpha 
Gamma Rho, Alpha Sigma Phi, Kappa 
Epsilon, Kappa Sigma, Lambda Chi' 
Alpha, Q.T.V., Sigma Phi Epsilon, and 
Theta Chi. 

Phi Sigma Kappa will hold a fraternity 
smoker. Delta Phi Gamma will enter- 
tain ihe returning alumnae at Draper 

A fraternity group will hold a dance in 
Memorial Hall to which all alumni not 
otherwise engaged are invited to patron- 
ize and the building will be open for 
general recreation purposes. 

Be sure to register in Memorial Hall 
upon your arrival. Tickets for the game- 
may also be secured at the Memorial 
Hall during Saturday morning. 


B. F. Hubert Heads Georgia Institution 

Professor Benjamin F. Hubert '12, until re- 
cently Director of the Agricultural Department 
of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Insti- 
tute, has been elected president of the Georgia 
State Industrial College for Colored Youths, 
Savannah, Georgia. This promotion has been 
brought about through the excellent work which 
Professor Hubert has done while in the service 
of the Institute. 

It is worthy of note that a brother of Benjamin 
F. Hubert, Zachary T. Hubert '04, has for some 
years been President of Jackson College, Jackson, 
Mississippi. Probably nowhere else in the rolls 
of alumni of M.A.C. are there brothers who are 
both college presidents. 



Twenty-two World Aggie Night meetings 
have been definitely arranged for Saturday, 
November 20. These meetings are listed be- 
low together with the names and addresses of 
the respective chairmen in charge. Where 
possible the time and place of each meeting is 
listed, although the majority of chairmen will 
announce these details later to the various 
alumni in their particular districts through the 

Any alumnus who fails to receive notice of a 
meeting in his particular district or who believes 
that a meeting should be held in his district 
should communicate either with the chairman 
of the group nearest his locality or with the 
Alumni Office for specific details regarding 

Bo sure to attend a meeting anyway. Get 
acquainted with the M.A.C. men in your 

The scheduled meetings are: 

California — Los Angeles — Clarence H. Grif- 
fin '04, 2111 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, Calif. 

Connecticut — Bridgeport — Will meet with 
Stamford group at Stamford, Conn. 

Hartford— Peter J. Cascio '21, 18 W. Beacon 
St., Hartford, Conn. Meeting at the Trinity 
Restaurant, 45 Farmington Ave., Hartford, at 
7.30 p. m. Speaker — Professor Winthrop S. 

Stamford — Theodore H. Reumann '18, 2 
Park Lane, Glenbrook, Conn., assisted by- 
Mark M. Richardson '23, 1583 Park Ave., 
Bridgeport, Conn. Bridgeport group meets in 

Storrs — Prof. George II. Lainson '03, Conn. 
Agricultural College, Storrs, Conn. 

D. C. — Washington — Franklin W. Marsh 
'15. 5711 Colorado Ave., N.W., Washington. 
Cini-Kodak movies of Aggie campus scenes 
will be a feature of the gathering. Meets Nov. 18. 

Florida — Lakeland — Fred W. Mossman '90, 
Lakeland. The only Florida meeting. Mr. 
Mossman tells us of the excellent hotel service 
in Lakeland, and will see that everything is 
"done up brown". 

Illinois — Urbana — Prof. Charles II. Fernald 
'16, 715 Washington Boulevard, Urbana. 

Massachusetts — Amherst — Roland H. Ver- 
beck '08. Short Course Office, M.A.C, and Miss 
Marion C. Pulley '19. Joint meeting of alumni 
and alumnae, wives, husbands and sweethearts. 
Dinner at Draper Hall followed by a social 
evening in Memorial Hall. 

Boston — Edward C. Edwards '14. Arrange- 
ments not complete, but a rousing meeting 
assured. Howard M. Goff, 16 Wendell St., 
Cambridge, Mass., Secretary of Boston Club. 

Brockton — Allen S. Leland '24, State Farm, 
Mass. Professor Alexander A. Mackimmie, 

Concord — James W. Dayton '13, 740 Main 
St.. Waltham. Director Sidney B. Haskell, 

Greenfield— Paul E. Alger '09, 12 Sheldon 
Block, Greenfield. An unusual program of 
special interest to all alumni of Franklin County 
is being developed. Professor Frank A. Waugh 
will be the speaker from the College. 
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Entered as second class matter, March IV 
1020. at the Postoffice at Amherst, Mass. 
■nder the Acts of March 3, 1879. 

William L. Doran '15, Chairman 


Roland H. Verbeck 'OS 
Linus H. Jones '16 
Richard W. Smith '21 
Luther B. Arrington '23 
Earle S. Carpenter '2-> 
Miss Mary Foley '24 
Elmer E. Barber '26 
Ernest S. Russell '16, ex officio 
William I. Goodwin '18, ex officio 

Address all communications to The Alumni Office, M. A. C. Amherst, Mass. 



George A. Parker '76 

George A. Parker of the class of 1876, M.A.C. 
died suddenly in Hartford, Connecticut, on 
September 13. He had been in poor health for 
some time, having suffered from angina pectoris, 
and death came through a heart attack while 
he was at luncheon in a Hartford restaurant. 

Mr. Parker was born in Fitzwilliam, N. H., 
April 28, 1853. After receiving a common school 
education he came to Massachusetts Agricul- 
tural College and graduated with the class of 
1876. He attended the Jubilee Reunion of his 
class at the college last June. He was evidently 
and deeply gratified at the events of that re- 

After leaving college Mr. Parker began work 
as superintendent of construction in landscape 
gardening for Mr. Frederick Law Olmsted, 
then in the prime of his notable career. In this 
work Mr. Parker was especially successful, and 
after a time opened an office as landscape 
engineer on State Street, Boston. 

However, he was soon afterward employed 
by the firm of Olmsted, Olmsted and Eliot 
for the construction and development of the 
new Keney Park in Hartford. He remained at 
this post about ten years, when he became 
general superintendent of the entire Hartford 
Park system. 

Besides developing the Hartford Park system, 
Mr. Parker played a leading role in the organi- 
zation of the remarkable state park system of 
Connecticut; he was the organizer and first 
president of the American Institute of Park 
Executives, and he was engaged in various 
other activities along similar lines. 

His park work at Hartford made him nation- 
ally famous. He was everywhere accepted as 
the dean of American park superintendents. He 
was greatly loved and honored by all park men 
and was equally honored by a large circle of 
landscape architects and others. 

Mr. Parker was a man of great enthusiasm 
and extraordinary fertility of ideas. He made 
many and important contributions to the 
knowledge of landscape architecture and park 
management. He was a pioneer in the field of 
"efficiency management", and developed this 
subject thoroughly long before its general 

Another original and important doctrine with 
Mr. Parker was that public parks should be 
made approximately self supporting. To this 
cause he gave his urgent support and contri- 
buted many convincing demonstrations. 

Mr. Parker was essentially an artist and 
humanitarian. He was an artist in feeling and 
in the ability to realize his dreams in the physical 
forms of landscape architecture. He was a 
humanitarian in his determination to make 
himself and his parks utterly serviceable to the 
community. His first concern was always with 
the human side of park uses, rather than with 
the technical side of park construction. 

He was a man exceedingly sympathetic, 
modest, and sensitive and retiring. Except in 
company of one or two personal friends it was 
impossible to get him to speak of his own 


Executive Committee Meets 

The Executive Committee of the Board of 
Directors met on September 30 and conducted 
the following business: 

1. The monthly budget report showing a 
balance of $857.03 was approved. The report 
showed that $2176.97 will be needed to meet 
the budget estimate of $3330.00 for the fiscal 
year 1926-27. 

2. The action of the Plans Committee was 
approved relative to Alumni Home-Coming 
Day, October 30, and World Aggie Night, 
November 20, together with tentative plans for 
an M.A.C. Radio Night during the winter to 
replace the usual Mid-Winter Alumni Day. 

3. The report on the selection of the Advisory 
Editorial Committee for the year 1926-27 was 

4. A report concerning the action of the 
Gymnasium Committee was approved. 

5. It was voted to accept the secretary's 
plan for the early retirement of the $5900 note 
on account of the Memorial Building debt. 

6. The College Marching Song Competition 
to be conducted under the auspices of the 
Alumni Academics Club was approved. 

7. The report on the Mills portrait was 
accepted. The portrait is now ready to be 
hung in Memorial Hall. 

8. Action was taken regarding several Mem- 
orial Building pledges in accordance with the 
authority vested in the Committee. 

work or to press his own ideas. A man of this 
sort and of such great ability naturally enjoyed 
throughout his long life the warmest personal 
regard as well as the professional admiration of 
a large circle of friends. 

F. A. Waugh 

Miss Bertha Knight 

While engaged in her work as clothing special- 
ist for the Extension Service of the College, 
Miss Bertha Knight was killed in a grade 
crossing accident at West Barnstable, Mass., 
on September 28. 

Miss Knight, who came to M.A.C. about a 
year ago, had made many friends at the College 
and throughout the State during this short time. 
Her quiet and efficient methods were accomplish- 
ing worthy results in her field of work. 

Prior to her employment at M.A.C., Miss 
Knight was employed as clothing specialist in 
South Dakota, her native state, and also served 
in a like capacity in Iowa and Maryland. She 
was a graduate of the University of Chicago. 


Annual Reports of the Extension Ser- 
vice, 1920, for the files of the College 
History Collection. If you have one, 
please send it to Mr. Basil B. Wood, 
Librarian, M.A.C. 

world aggie night 

(Continued from Page \) 

Springfield— Herbert W. Headle '13, P. O. 
Box 472, Springfield. Meeting at the Univer- 
sity Club. An All-Hampden County M.A.C. 
Club gathering. President Edward M. Lewis 
will be the speaker from the College. "Every 
man a membership getter" is the slogan. 

Missouri— St. Louis — Norman R. Clark '13, 
5th Floor, Pierce Building, St. Louis. 

New York — Syracuse — Will meet with the 
Ithaca group at Ithaca. 

Buffalo— Milford H. Clark, Jr., 310 W. Utica 
St., Buffalo. 

Ithaca— Dr. Edward A. White '95, 316 The 
Parkway, Ithaca, and Fred K. Zerker '21, 616 
Helen St., Syracuse, N. Y. Joint meeting with 
Syracuse group at Ithaca. 

New York City— The New York Club will 
hold its meeting sometime in January 1927. 
Members will join nearest World Aggie group 
on November 20. 

North Carolina— Charlotte — Harold B. 
Bursley '13, 401 South Torrence St., Charlotte. 
Ohio — Columbus — Murray D. Lincoln '14, 
Chairman, 1468 W. First Ave., Columbus, and 
Dr. John F. Lyman '05, Secretary, 200 Arden 
Road, Columbus. 

Pennsylvania — Pittsburgh — Tell W. Nico- 
let '14, 28 Academy Ave., Mt. Lebanon, Pa. 

Rhode Island — Providence — Willis S. Fish- 
er '98, 108 Ontario St., Providence. 

Vermont — Bellows Falls — Lawrence A. 
Bevan '13, Bellows Falls. 

Wisconsin — Madison — William E. Totting- 
ham '03, Univ. of Wisconsin, Dept. of Agri- 
culture, Madison. 

It is hoped that there will be meetings in the 
following additional places, although definite 
word has not yet been received from alumni in 
these districts: Berkeley, Calif.; Chicago, 111.; 
Indianapolis or Lafayette, Ind.; New Orleans, 
La.; Fitchburg, Mass.; New Bedford, Mass.; 
Pittsfield, Mass.; Worcester, Mass.; Sinaloa, 
Mexico; Detroit, Mich.; East Lansing, Mich.; 
Minneapolis, Minn.; Bozeman, Mont.; Keene, 
N.H.; Nashua, N.H.; New Brunswick, N.J.; 
Rochester, N.Y.; Albany, N.Y.; Dayton, Ohio; 
Cleveland, Ohio; Philadelphia, Pa.; State 
College, Pa.; Honolulu, T.H.; Burlington, Vt.; 
and possibly others. 


'18 A daughter, Margaret Alma, May 28, 
1926, to Mr. and Mrs. George L. Goodridge, 
at Topsfield, Mass. 

'18 A daughter, Jean Robinson, September 
8, 1926 to Mr. and Mrs. Weston C. Thayer, at 
Groton, Mass. 

'20 A daughter, Jocelyn Eastwick, to Mr. 
and Mrs. Ralph S. Stedman, September 29, 
1926 at Springfield, Mass. 

'20 A daughter, Barbara Sheffield, to Mr. 
and Mrs. Morton H. Cassidy, September 24, 
1926, at Kealakekua, T.H. 

'22 A daughter, Elizabeth Janes, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Hervey F. Law, recently, at Auburndale, 

'22 Girl twins, Mary Nelson and Elvira 
Ann, to Mr. and Mrs. John N. Lewis, September 
1, 1926, at Easthampton, Mass. Fellow Aggies 
will remember John as one of the past recipients 
of the Allen Leon Pond Memorial Medal. 

Frosh Win Rope Pull 

Twice postponed because of the lack of 
sufficient water in the college pond, the fresh- 
man-sophomore rope pull was held on Sept. 30, 
and for the first time in three years the victory 
was such that the sophomores got wet. To be 
sure, the sophomores had little more than wet 
feet, for the pond was just recovering from 
dredging operations, but at least they all went 
through, and the class of 1930 won its first 
skirmish with the sophs. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, Oct. 25, 1926 



"Kid" Gore's little green team does not appear 
to be so green after all. After several weeks of 
strenuous practice, the team is lining up to 
excellent shape and should be in the pink of 
condition to meet the Lord Jeffs on October 30. 
All of our opponents have a nucleus of veterans 
on which to build their team this year while 
with Aggie the team is practically all new 

material. . , ,, , - , 

\ hard-fighting, inexperienced M.A.C eleven 
lost its first game to Bates by a score of 0-2 on 
Saturday October 2. The lone score came 
during the early part of .the first period, when 
Johnson, who had been forced by a pena yto 
clrop back of the goal line to kick, could not 
handle a low pass and was tackled on the spot 
The Agates' greatest ground gainers were 
several clever forward pass attacks which made 
two successive downs and considerable yardage 
in both the second and fourth quarters Kid 
Gore's team completely smothered every .it- 
tempt at aerial plays by Bates, which ha. i been 
expected to rely on open offense. Sensational 
Xy was not evident, but Captain Amstein at 
tackle and Mills at center stood out in the, 
while Cook and Johnson made most gams as 

ba The little green team showed considerable 
improvement over its previous game when 
it met the heavy, experienced Connecticut 
Agates who outweighed M.A.C. approximately 
fifteen pounds per man, on Saturday, October 9 
We had very little opportunity to show our 
offensive play, since the rivals were in our ern- 
tory most of the time during the first o, the 
game. Our linemen acquitted themselves in 
fptendid style by stopping the onslaught of the 
heavy Connecticut backs. During the final 
oeriod M.A.C. flashed an aenal game that 
worried Connecticut greatly. With more ex- 
perience the team can reckon on considerable 
help "rom this department. Cox and Johnson 
tossed the ball during this attack with wonder- 

fUl T P wo Ci sSrise attacks, one coming at the 
initial kick-off gave. Williams a fourteen point 
advantage in the gridiron struggle at Williams- 
town on October 16. Two touchdowns m the 
first five minutes of play by Williams however 
failed to make the Aggie team cur under. Its 
sterling defense on the line forced Williams to 
resort to field goals as a means of scoring. I wo 
attempts by this method netted Williams six 
more pints' The game ended with Williams 20, 

A The°blue and green eleven of Williston de- 
feated the husky M.A.C. second team 6-0 on 
the afternoon of October 8. Drop kicks b> 
Moulton of the opponents proved the winning 
mark after the Agates had made several tumbles 
The M \ C. freshmen won their hrst game ot 
the season against Northampton High. The 
frosh squad has the lightest team that has 
appeared on the campus in a number o years, 
vet several of its members are fast and shifty 
on their feet. The latter advantage was noticed 
in the scrimmage with "Em" Grayson s Amherst 
College freshmen on October 12. Several of 
our alumni who are coaching have, sent a num- 
ber of freshmen to us this year. We only wish 
more would do likewise. Kneeland and Moraw- 
ski come from Attleboro High, which is coached 
by "Dame" Grayson '23. Waechter and Grande- 
monico are from Walpole High, which is coached 
by "Doc" Gordon '23, and Goldberg is from 
Maiden High, where Starr King '21 is coaching. 


Coach Derby's veteran varsity cross-country 
team won its opening race against Tufts on the 
M.A.C. course on Saturday, October 9. Snell, 
M.A.C. sophomore who ran his first varsity 
race, battled to the finish with Captain Lester 
of Tufts, for first place, but lost by one yard. 
Score: M.A.C. 26, Tufts 33. 

Williams also went down to defeat against 


Captain Edwin M. Sumner, U.S.A., D.O.L., 
has been appointed to take the place on the 
military teaching staff at the College left 
vacant by Capt. Daniel J. Keane, who has 
been transferred to Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo- 
ming. Capt. Sumner is a native son of Massa- 
chusetts and has been adjutant of the 1st 
Cavalry at Marfa, Texas, the old outfit of both 
Major Kobbe, former commandant here, and 
Major Briscoe, present commandant. 

Dr. Alexander E. Cance, head of the Depart- 
ment of Agricultural Economics, is building a 
home on the "Glendale Farm", near Glendale 
Falls, Middlefield, Mass. 

Prof. William C. Monahan of the College 
Extension Service has been appointed national 
delegate to the meetings of the Rhode Island 
Red Club of America. He recently attended the 
annual meeting of the National Poultry Council 
at Chicago. 

The M.A.C. Woman's Club will sponsor a 
series of social evenings for faculty members 
to be held in Memorial Hall the first Saturday 
in each month beginning November 6. 

The first facultv dance of the season was 
held in Memorial' Hall, October 22. Music, 
dancing and good fellowship dominated the 
affair. It was well attended. Bates' Orchestra 
furnished the music. 

Dr. Clarence E. Gordon '01 has been ap- 
pointed Acting Head of the Division of Science 
for the coming year in place of Dr. Henry 1 . 
Fernald who will be away during part of the 
year on leave of absence. 


Mountain Day, a tradition revived four years 
ago, was observed on October 7, and the greater 
part of the College family had a glorious time 
on Mount Toby, while some members of it made 
pilgrimages to other hills in the surrounding 
country. Interclass pie-eating contests and such 
affairs helped make things interesting on the 
top of Toby. 

An impressive exhibition of oil paintings and 

charcoal portraits by Orlando Ricci is now on 
displav in Memorial Hall. Two of the portraits 
shown' have won the first prize in the National 
\cademy of Design. Much credit and appreci- 
ation is due Professor Frank A. Waugh who is 
responsible for securing this fine exhibit. 

With apologies, the Bulletin publishes the 
following corrected figures on pledges secured 
bv fraternities during the fall rushing season: 
T'heta Chi 15, Alpha Sigma Phi 19, and Sigma 
Phi Epsilon 15. Other fraternity pledge reports 
were correctly published in the September issue. 

the Aggie harriers at Williamstown on October 
10. This is the first time that the Williams 
cross-country team has ever been defeated on 
its own course. The score, M.A.C. 19, Williams 
39 compensated somewhat for Aggie's reversal 
on the football field. 

Fall Baseball 
About eighteen men have attended fall base- 
ball practice under Coach Ball. Most of the 
time has been spent with the battery. Nash 
and Briggs have shown up well. Several of the 
freshmen should also be a great help to the 
varsity in. 1928. 

Mass Meeting 

About three hundred students attended the 
first mass meeting of the year, which was held 
on the evening of October 1 on the north side 
of the Drill Hall near the rifle pit. Under the 
leadership of Class Captain Noble of the fresh- 
man class, a huge bonfire was planned, and a 
real old-time mass meeting was held. The 
faculty was represented by the following speak- 
ers: Dean Machmer, "Doc" Lindsey, "Kid" 
Gore, "Dick" Muller and "Pop" Clark. 


Musical Clubs 

Tryouts for the Clubs have been held and 
regular rehearsals are now taking place. Both 
the Girls' and the Boys' Glee Clubs are being 
coached this year by Mrs. A. B. Beaumont, who 
successfully coached the girls last year. 

You alumni who would like to hear some real 
college singing once more, and at the same 
time help support the clubs, are asked to get 
in touch with the managers, who are Miss 
Ruth Davison and Lewis H. Whitaker, respec- 

No concerts are to be scheduled until after 
Christmas. Timely arrangements in advance 
will aid the managers in procuring better 
schedules for the clubs by grouping together 
for one trip those concerts to be given in towns 
or cities near each other. 

Alumni can be of material assistance to the 
clubs by means of local advertising and by 
stimulating interest among organizations which 
might foster concerts. In fact, it is to the 
alumni that the clubs now look for a good share 
of support in arranging good schedules. Go to 
it, ( Irads! 

Roister Doisters 

The Aggie Revue this year takes the form 
of a moving picture, depicting the experiences 
of a farm boy who comes to Aggie for an edu- 
cation. Undergraduates are the actors and the 
setting is entirely local. Production is under 
way now, and the film may be available for use 
outside after its presentation at M.A.C. Miss 
Miriam H. Huss '29 of Newton Centre, Neil 
C. Robinson '27 of Arlington Heights and 
Robert L. Fox '28 of Ware all prominent mem- 
bers of former Roister Doister casts have been 
selected to act the leading parts. 
The Ynhhorne 

An interesting development from the first 
copy of the M.A.C. Ynkhorne, published last 
June, is taking place this fall in the form of 
student discussion groups which are being held 
from time to time in the interest of creative 
writing. The men and women are meeting in 
separate groups, each meeting being held at the 
home of some professor interested in the work. 
It is hoped that enough material will crystallize 
from these informal meetings to assure the 
publication of more Ynkhomes in thelfnear 


Academic Activities Board 

Recent appointments to the Academic Ac- 
tivities Board include Professors Machmer and 
Lanphear '18, who represent the faculty, and 
Director Haskell '04, and Assistant Secretary 
Goodwin '18 for the alumni, and Miss Ruth 
Davison '27 for the Girls' Glee Club. 

At a meeting of the Board on October 8 
officers for the coming year were elected as 

Sidney B. Haskell '04, President, 
William L. Machmer, Vice-President,, 
William I. Goodwin '18, Secretary. 
It was voted that the Board go on record as 
encouraging the preparation and publication of 
such a booklet as the Ynkhorne. Much appre- 
ciation was expressed for that issue of the 
Ynkhorne which appeared last June. 

A plan prepared by Mary T. (Boyd) Hans- 
comb '26, the purpose of which is to increase 
alumni interest in the Collegian was adopted. 

The financial status of the various academic 
activities was discussed and the following 
report was accepted by the Board: 

Receipts Disbursements 

Cash on hand S922. 51 Collegian $1380.75 

Student fees 4303.00 Debating 104.90 

Judging teams 262.50 

Index 1494.00 

Coaching 484.70 

Gen'l Expenses 516.15 

Other receipts 3497.89 Other disb'ts 3182.90 

Balance 1237.50 

$8723 . 40 


The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, Oct. 25, 1926 


'88 Herbert C. Bliss is still in the jewelry 
game as a salesman and although his home 
address is 32 Bates Block, Attleboro, Mass., 
he often .spends a part of his time at the Palmer 
House, Chicago, Illinois. It might well pay some 
of the near benedicts and possibly others to get 
in touch with "Herb" if it is jewelry they want. 
"Herb" recently contributed a sustaining mem- 
bership in the Association. 

'95 Herbert D. Hemenway, whose name has 
been included in "Who's Who in America" and 
several other books of national importance has 
been requested to furnish data for the inclusion 
of his name in "Who's Who in Literature", a 
book published by the Literary Yearbook Press, 
Liverpool, England. Mr. Hemenway has been 
Superintendent of Grounds at the U. S. Veterans' 
Hospital, Rutland, Mass., for several years and 
is well known as an authority on trees, shrubs, 
plants, .flowers and food preservation. 

'09: Myron W. Thompson, Assistant District 
Forestor, U. S. Forest Service, Denver, Colorado 
District was east on a vacation during the 
latter part of August and visited on campus. 

'10 Louis Brandt is located at Fulford, Fla., 
where he is landscape architect on a number of 
large estate developments. 

'10 Otto V. T. Urban is now District Mana- 
ger for the Socony Burner Corporation, 334 
Dwight St., Springfield, Mass. 

'12 Captain William R. Bent is now- stationed 
in Boston, Mass. Address: 11th Floor, Customs 

'13 Norman R. Clark gives his new address 
in St. Louis, Mo., as: 5th Floor, Pierce Building. 
He is going to round up the alumni in his dis- 
trict for World Aggie Night, November 20. 

'14 Hoyt D. Lucas is employed as a chemist 
with Kibbe Bros. Co., 37 . Harrison Avenue, 
Springfield, Mass. His home address is 87 
Garfield St., Springfield, Mass. 

'18 George L. Goodridge resigned the mana- 
gership of the Braeland Farms, Andover, Mass., 
on May 1, 1926 to accept the position of Assist- 
ant Manager of the Essex County Co-operative 
Farming Association, Topsfield, Mass., where he 
is now located. He is under the leadership of 
Ralph H. Gaskill '13 who is Manager of the Asso- 

'19 Gunnar E. Erickson, who was employed 
during the summer months at the Crawford 
House, White Mts., was on the campus during 
early October. He is now emploj'ed in Boston 
as a public accountant. 

'19 Dr. Thomas J. Gasser (U. of Penn. '24) 
has moved from Berwyn to Malvern, Pa. 

'19 Oliver W. Wood advises that his new 
home address is 201 Common St., Watertown, 

'20 Herbert M. Emery, formerly instructor 
in Geology and Zoology at the University of 
New Hampshire, is now located at Rhode 
Island State College, Kingston, R. I. 

'20 & '25 Milo R. Bacon, who is teaching 
at the Norfolk County Agricultural School, 
was a recent campus visitor. He reported that 
Andrew W. Love '25 was the latest addition 
to the Aggie alumni teaching force now at 
Norfolk Aggie.. 

'20 Morton H. Cassidy, who resigned his 
position as Assistant Professor of Beekeeping 
on account of ill health, writes interestingly as 
follows from Konawaena School, Kealakekua, 
T. H., where he is now located: "I arrived here 
a few days ago and have engaged to teach science 
/or the coming year. Kealakekua is a small 
town high on the slope of Mauna Loa. It is 
one of the most beautiful spots imaginable and 
the climate is perfect. I shall rely on the Col- 
legian and Bulletin for news. . ." 

'21 Irving E. Gray is teaching in the Dept. 
of Zoology, Tulane University of Louisiana, 
.New Orleans, La. 

'21 Laurence F. Pratt was a recent visitor 
on campus. He is a chemist with the National 
Canners Association, Washington, D.C. 


'03 Walter E. Tottingham, senior author. 
"Climatic Effects in Metabolism of the Sugar 
Beet." In Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 
33, No. 1, July 1, 1926. 

'03 & '15 A. Vincent Osmun, co-author with 
Paul J. Anderson and William L. Doran '15. 
"Soil Reaction and Black Root-Rot of Tobacco." 
Bulletin 229, Massachusetts Agricultural Experi- 
ment Station. 

'08 Albert L. Whiting. "Sweet Clover in 
Relation to the Accumulation, Loss and Con- 
servation of Nitrate in Soil." In Soil Science, 
Vol. 22, No. 1, July 1926. Also "The Composi- 
tion of Biennial Sweet Clover as Related to 
Soil Enrichment." In Soil Science, Vol. 22, No. 2, 
August, 1926. 

'11 Harold F. Willard, senior author. "Work 
and Parasitism of the Mediterranean Fruit Fly 
in Hawaii in 1921." In Journal I of Agricultural 
Research, Vol. 33, No. 1, July 1, 1926. 

'19 Emil F. Guba. "Injury to Glasshouse 
Plants from Hydrocyanic Acid Gas following 
the Application of Copper Fungicides." In 
Phytopathology, Vol. 16, No. 9, September, 1926. 

'22 Donald S. Lacroix. "Cranberry Flower- 
bud Investigations." In Journal of Agricultural 
Research, Vol. 33, No. 4, August 15, 1926. 

F Ray M. Koon. "Must Lettuce Growing 
under Glass become a Matter of History." In 
American Produce Grcnver, Vol. 1, No. 2, October 

'22 Everett W. Lovering is employed by 
the Brown Company at Berlin, N. H., as a 
research chemist. He resides at 221 Madison 
Avenue, Berlin, N.H. 

'19 "Art" McCarthy is traveling in the 
middle west and is at present conducting a 
policitation campaign for industrial insurance 
among 15,000 employees of the Gary Works, 
Gary, Indiana. 

'22 Irving R. Knapp visited the Aggie 
campus recently. He is factory superintendent 
in the dairy products plant of the H. W. Walker 
Co., Somerset, Pa. 

'23 Cleon B. Johnson is now principal of 
the high school at Hinsdale, N.H. 

'24 Edward L. Bike is now located in 
Natick, Mass., where he is physical director 
at Natick High School. "Eddie" spent some 
time at the Springfield Y.M.C.A. College this 
summer, yet he found time to help out at "Kid" 
Gore's Camp Enajerog. 

'24 John M. Fenton has the position of 
marketing specialist formerly held by F. V. 
Waugh '22 and is located at the State Office, 
Trenton, N.J. 

'24 Richard B. Smith in a recent letter re- 
ceived in the Aggie Ec. Department states that 
he is now Agricultural Statistician, Division of 
Analysis and Research, Federal Reserve Bank, 
San Francisco, California. He is editor also of 
the Agricultural Conditions section of the 
Monthly Review of Business Conditions, a 
monthly paper published by the bank, reviewing 
conditions in the 12th Federal Reserve District. 

'25 George L. Church, who is studying 
botany at the Harvard Graduate School of 
Arts and Sciences, spent a week's vacation on 
the campus in September before starting his 
second year at Harvard. His address is 173 
Westville St., Dorchester, Mass. 

'26 Carl A. Fraser writes that he is a dirt 
farmer at 7 High St., Westboro, Mass. 

'25 Osborne O. Davis reports a change of 
address to Box 103, Bloomfield, Conn, 

'25 Lester M. Holbrook is working in the 
shipping department of the Greenfield Tap and 
Die Company, Greenfield, Mass. 

'26 Maude E. Bosworth is teaching general 
science and algebra in a high school in Erie, Pa. 
Her address is 244 W. 10th St., Erie, Pa. 

'26 Preston J. Davenport, who is employed 
on the Belden Farm at Bradstreet, Mass., was 
a visitor on the campus lately. He represented 
Belden's at the Eastern States Exposition this 
fall with a prize herd. 


(Continued from Page 1) 

than many other colleges report. Research shows 
that the correlation between mental tests and 
college marks_ is greatly influenced by the 
method of assigning marks. The chief factors 
operative here have to do with the uniformity 
of averages and distributions of marks. Such 
great variations are found among the faculty in 
both these factors at M.A.C. that it would be 
surprising to find a high degree of correspondence 
between the intelligence tests and the college 
marks. Apparently nothing can correlate highly 
with marks when some teachers give average 
marks above 85 and others below 70. It may be 
said, however, that our studies at M.A.C. show 
that the tests have fully as much predictive 
value in determining college success as do high 
school marks or any other available criteria. 

A word about the comparative ability of the 
last four freshmen classes may be of interest. 
We have used the Army Alpha as the first test 
for each freshman class in order to get a direct 
basis for comparison of the ability of the differ- 
ent entering classes. The average scores for the 
last four years show a variation of less than two 
points. This indicates that the mental differ- 
ences commonly asserted to exist among classes 
may be somewhat imaginary. 

We hope to acquire during the present year 
considerable definite information upon this 
general subject. 

Harry N. Glick, 
Professor of Agricultural Education. 


'26 Marion S. Cassidy is attending the 
Graduate School of Hygiene at Wellesley 
College, Wellesley, Mass. 

'26 Harry E. Fraser is an engineer and 
landscape architect with the firm of Morse and 
Dickinson, 25 Washington Square, Haverhill, 
Mass. His permanent home address is 18 Green- 
view Avenue, Jamaica Plain, Mass. 

'19 Oliver W. Wood to Miss Edith Marion 
Somerby of Watertown, Mass., September 9, 

'22 Herbert L. Collins was married this 
summer to Miss Marion G. Goodwin of East 
Arlington, Mass. "Huber" is now physical 
instructor at Beverly High School, having 
turned over his Natick High School post to 
Edward L. Bike '24. 

'18 Professor Marshall O. Lanphear to Miss 
Hazel L. White at Worcester, Mass., July 11, 
1926. Marshall is now Assistant Professor of 
Agronomy and received his M.Sc. at the College 
last June. 

'24 & '26 Chester S. Ricker to Miss Eliza- 
beth C. Pomeroy at Longmeadow, Mass., 
September 22, 1926. "Chet" is running a com- 
mercial poultry plant in Northboro, Mass. 

'25 & '25 Edward Ingraham to Miss Marion 
F. Slack at Allston, Mass., August 20, 1926. 

F & '26 Grant B. Snyder to Miss Ruth E. 
Putnam at Greenfield, Mass., October 16, 1926. 
Miss Putnam is the daughter of Joseph H. 
Putnam '94, and sister of Ernest T. Putnam 
w'23. Mr. Snyder is instructor in vegetable 
gardening at M.A.C. 

'26 & '24 Sarkis P. Kafafian to Miss Ruth 
M. Wood at Rockville Center, Long Island, 
N.Y., June 18, 1926 by Rev. John B. Hanna, 
former Student Interchurch Secretary at M.A.C. 
Both Mr. and Mrs. Kafafian are teaching at 
Sea Pines School, Brewster, Mass., and are 
settled on a small poultry farm nearby. 

'26 Montague White to Miss Rachael 
Boutwell, Mt. Holyoke '26, at Andover, Mass., 
October 12, 1926. "Monty" is superintendent of 
a poultry farm in Duxbury, Mass. 

F Captain Dwight Hughes, Jr., to Miss 
Joyce W. Butler at Northampton, Mass., 
September 11, 1926. Captain Hughes is an 
Assistant Professor in the Military Depart- 
ment at the College. 



Vol. VIII. 

Return Postage 

Amherst, Massachusetts, Nov. 25, 1926 

Entered at P. O. Amherst, Mass. Mq 
as second class matter nv. 




President Lewis Greets Alumni 

Forty alumni meetings, according to reports 
available at this time, were held on Saturday, 
November 20, at various points throughout the 
United States and elsewhere. It is estimated 
that nearly 700 alumni, their wives and friends 
of the College gathered to renew friendships 
and that good old Aggie spirit which serves to 
link them together. 

Following the custom of many years President 
Lewis sent his greetings by letter to each of 
these meetings. For the benefit of those alumni 
who perhaps were unable to be present at a 
World Aggie Night gathering, his letter is 
published below: 

Amherst, Mass., Nov. 20, 1926. 
To Alumni of M.A.C.: 

Greetings to Aggie alumni everywhere. Greet- 
ings to you present at these happy alumni 
gatherings tonight, and greetings to all the 
absent ones wherever they may be. 

That part of the Aggie family on the campus 
tonight numbers, faculty and students, about 
800 in all; the new entrants of September total 
260,— approximately 180 college freshmen, and 
80 Two-Year freshmen. Forty of the youngsters 
are girls. The whole crowd would like nothing 
better than to see you older brothers come in 
upon them tonight and join them about the 
campfire. Since this cannot be, they join me 
in heartily wishing you health, happiness and 
success. They are mighty proud of the alumni 
and delight in listening to the stories of your 
records and exploits as students in days gone 
by, and of your achievements as successful men 
of affairs and citizens in the big world outside. 
They are a typical Aggie group — a fine lot — as 
you will appreciate when they in turn leave 
home and come out to join you. 

You will be glad to hear that we are now 
clearing the decks for a real constructive drive 
once again. For two years, as you know, we 
have been just literally "holding on" while 
trying to find out where we were at. Last May 
we finally got some light on our difficulties, 
thanks in large part to the effective labors of 
a large number of faithful alumni. The Trustees 
today know that they have some power, — not 
the plenary' and absolute power of former days 
but more than we thought they had a year ago. 
They are still subject, of course, to the super- 
vision of the agency of centralized control set 
up by the Legislature, but that agency, I am 
glad to say, is already much less rigid and de- 
tailed in its requirements than heretofore. The 
outlook is bright in many respects. The under- 
standings and interpretations under which we 
are now working justify, I think, a fair and 
thorough trial. We propose on our part to meet 
the situation in good spirit and faith, ready at 
all times to comply with all reasonable demands, 
and expecting, in turn, reasonable and fair 
treatment to all reasonable requests. 

We are clearing the decks again, I say, for 
action — action this time upon long delayed and 
immediate internal problems, vital and close to 
the future welfare of the College. Some of them 
are connected with the classification of salaries, 
the course of study, the scope of the College, 
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8— Clark at M.A.C. 
19 — West Point at West Point 
21— B.U. at M.A.C. 
22 — Northeastern U. at Boston 
29 — Maine at Orono 

4 — Williams at M.A.C. 

8 — Trinity at Hartford 
16— W.P.I, at M.A.C. 
18 — Wesleyan at Middletown 
26 — N.H. at Durham 

2 — Middlebury at Middlebury 

3 — Vermont at Burlington 


Jan. 12— Bates at M.A.C. 

19 — West Point at West Point 

21 — Union at Schnectady 

22 — Hamilton at Clinton 

28 — Colby at Waterville 

29 — Bates at Lewiston 
F e b. 4 — Middlebury at Middlebury 
5 — Vermont at Burlington 

10— X.H. at M.A.C. 

12 — Williams at M.A.C. 
Two games with Amherst have not yet 
been arranged but will be announced later. 



Over 300 alumni of the College helped make 
the first Alumni Home-Coming Day, held on 
October 30, a thoroughly successful occasion, 
and many an alumnus was back at that time 
for the first reunion since he graduated. If 
interest and enthusiasm are any criterion, the 
new celebration promises to be a much greater 
drawing card for alumni than was the Mid- 
Winter Alumni Day. Failure of many of the 
returning alumni to register makes a definite 
figure impossible, but it is thought that there 
were more of the graduates back for this fall s 
reunion than for any other celebration except 
the 50th anniversary in 1921. 

1926 Outnumbers Other Classes 

The class of 1926 carried off top honors for 
numbers, both registered and actual, there 
being about 25 of that class on campus for the 
day The classesof 1918 and 1923 also sent large 
delegations. The class of 1881, represented by 
John L. Smith of Barre, was the oldest class 
represented in the registration and R. F. Leete 
of the class of 1914, in his trip from Nutley, 
N J came about as far as any one man. 86, 
'87, '88, '92, '93, '95, '96, and every class from 
'03'to '26 had its representative present. 

The big event of the day was, of course, the 
football game with Amherst, and a report of 
that is given elsewhere in the Bulletin, but 
considerable interest was also shown in the 
other features of the program. In the morning 
the pilgrims visited the various departments ol 
the College to talk over the problems which they 
were facing. In addition, a large crowd ol 
alumni and townspeople was attracted by an 
(Continued on Pafte 4, Col. 3) 


The New Cut System 
Fraternity and Class Records 

Hope springs eternal, etc., and now the 
students at the College have realized a hope 
long cherished in student minds — the privilege 
of unlimited cuts from classes. Many of the 
alumni have inquired for information, learning 
of the change, so this article will give the more 
interesting details. 

After years of agitation, the faculty announced 
last spring that unlimited cuts would be allowed 
to students — provided they could win and 
maintain an average of 85$, and the plan is 
now in vogue. Students whose marks last 
spring were good were divided into three honor 
groups, the first of those whose averages were 
over 90$, the second of those whose marks 
averaged from 85$ to 90$ and the third those 
with averages from 80$ to 85$. Students in 
the first two groups are allowed absolutely 
unlimited cuts, with the simple reservations 
that they must have a valid reason for cutting 
just before or after a holiday, that they must 
not absent themselves from classes for long 
periods of time without good reason, and that 
they must not cut chapel or weekly assembly 
more than 10$, as is permitted to all students. 
The third group is a purely honorary group and 
has no special cut privileges beyond those 
allowed all students. 

System Improves Attendance 

After several weeks of trial of the plan, the 
Dean's office reports thorough satisfaction with 
it, issuing the statement that the honor students 
are cutting, on the whole, even less than they 
did when they had only 10$ cuts. Some courses, 
in which certain students find they can get 
more by individual study than by attendance 
at lectures, are being cut considerably, but most 
of the students are attending just as well as 
before. The incentive of feeling free to cut 
when one wishes to is having a most beneficial 
effect upon the scholarship of the College, 
according to the Dean's office, since all students 
are trying to gain and hold the unlimited cut 
privilege. The privilege is accorded for but 
one term at a time, and the average must be 
maintained for the privilege to be retained. 

During the spring term last year six students 
won the honor of first group rating and 37 that 
of the second group, so that 43 students are 
now realizing the unlimited cut right. Those 
in the first group are: Mary Ingraham '27 of 
Millis, Harold E. Clark '28 of Montague, 
Maxwell H. Goldberg '28 of Stoneham, Hart- 
well E. Roper '28 of Closter, N.J., Ruth H. 
Parrish '29 of Great Barrington, and Elizabeth 
A. Steinbugler '29 of Brooklyn, N.Y. 

Delta Phi Alpha Leads Fraternities 

The fraternity scholarship standings recently 
announced for the past year show that Delta 
Phi ^Ipha continues to lead the list although its 
average is slightly lower than that of last year. 
The averages of the fraternities as announced 
for the past year are as follows: Delta Phi 
Alpha 78.68, Sigma Phi Epsilon 78.41, Kappa 
Gamma Phi 77.64, Alpha Gamma Rho 7i.51, 
(Continued on Page 4, Col. i) 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, Nov. 25, 1926 


Published monthly at Amherst, Mass. (except July and August) by the Associate Alumni of M. A. C. 
Member of The Alumni Magazines Associated 

Subscription Ppice 

$1.00 per year 

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Entered as second class matter, March IV 
1920. at the Postoffice at Amherst, Mass. 
■nder the Acts of March 3, 1879. 

William L. Doran '15, Chairman 


Roland H. Verbeck '08 
Linus H. Jones '16 
Richard W. Smith '21 
Luther B. Arrington '23 
Earle S. Carpenter '24 
Miss Mary Foley '24 
Elmer E. Barber '26 
Ernest S. Russell '16, ex officio 
William I. Goodwin '18, ex officio 

Address all communications to The Alumni Office, M. A. C, Amherst, Mass. 



Memorial Building Deficit 

In •accordance with the recent action of the 
Board of Directors of the Associate Alumni, 
steps have already been taken to lift the long- 
standing burden of debt from the Memorial 
Building and the Association. The present 
deficit of $5900, is, to be sure, a small amount 
as compared to the total cost of the building, 
but it is sufficient to make a surprisingly costly 
overhead for the alumni to continue to carry. 

Under the plan adopted it is hoped that 
sufficient additional cash payments will be re- 
ceived to enable the Association to take up the 
note now held by the American Trust Com- 
pany by January 1, 1927. Efforts will be con- 
tinued, however, to collect the remaining out- 
standing pledges. Alumni whose pledges have 
not yet been paid in full are urgently requested 
to make a supreme effort to complete their pay- 
ments before the close of the year. 


Dr. Charles Wellington '73 

Dr. Charles Wellington '73, ever loyal and 
faithful alumnus, friend of the College and 
former Professor of Chemistry, died at his 
home in Amherst on November 15. This news, 
received as the Bulletin goes to press, makes it 
advisable to present a more complete review of 
the life of Dr. Wellington in the December 

'13 Died November 15, 1926, Wallace C 
Forbush, at the U. S. Veterans' Hospital at 
Oteen, N.C., from an attack of pneumonia. 
Mr. Forbush had been a patient in the hospital 
at Oteen for some time suffering from tubercu- 
losis, which disease he contract during his period 
of service to his country in the World War. 

'13 Died November 7, 1926, Norwood 
Wheeler Bullard, eighteen months old son of 
Alvan H. and Florence R. Bullard, at Water- 
town, Mass. 


'16 A son, Emilio J., Jr., to Mr. and Mrs. 
Emilio J. Cardarelli, July 24, 1926 at Cromwell, 

'18 A daughter, Janice Ellen, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Robert D. Hawley, October 25, 1926, at 
Amherst, Mass. 

'21 A daughter, Nancy Ann, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Richard B. Lambert, August 28, 1926, 
at Pittsfield, Mass. 

'22 Twin daughters, Carrol Willis and Ann 
Archer to Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Talmage, 
recently at Pittsfield, Mass. 

'22 A' son, Stanley Leonard, Jr., to Mr. and 
Mrs. Stanley Leonard Freeman, November 6, 
1926, at Brockton, Mass. Weight 6 lbs., 5 oz. 

F A daughter, Vonne Virginia, to Dr. and 
Mrs. Harry N. Click, October 30, 1926, at 
Amherst, Mass. Weight 8 lbs., 8 oz. 

National Fraternities 

Hold Conference 

Prof. Frank Prentice Rand of the faculty 
and Harold E. Clark '28 will attend the annual 
Interfraternity Conference, composed of dele- 
gates from the National fraternities of the 
United States and Canada at the Hotal Penn- 
sylvania, New York City, the Friday and 
Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 26 
and 27. .>•■&•- IB =- . 

More than 200 of the officers of the various 
fraternities will be present, as well as prominent 
educators from all parts of the country. Several 
college and university presidents will be on 
hand, among them the head of George Wash- 
ington University, Dr. William Mather Lewis, 
who will make one of the principal addresses. 

President William H. P. Faunce of Brown, 
who inspired the formation of the Interfraternity 
Conference eighteen years ago, is also expected. 
As a result of his idea, fraternities have been 
encouraged to lay aside mutual jealousies and 
rivalries for the advancement of their common 
ideals and tasks. 

Among the problems to be discussed at this 
year's sessions will be the paramount issue of 
scholarship, rushing and initiation, and a plan 
to develop regional interfraternity conferences 
in all the principal centers of the country. 

In addition to the sessions of the Conference, 
which will take all of Friday and Saturday 
morning, there will be a dinner of fraternity 
officials at the Hotel Pennsylvania Friday 
night and a dinner of fraternity magazine 
editors at the same place Saturday night. 

Foreign Fellowships Announced 

Alumni of M.A.C. who desire to apply for 
foreign fellowships will find the following an- 
nouncements of interest. Many fields of study, 
including agriculture, economics, sociology and 
education are offered. As a rule preference is 
given in these scholarships to persons between 
the ages of twenty and thirty. 

The Institution of International Education 
announces a limited number of fellowships for 
men for advanced study in France for the year 
1927-28. Each fellowship will carry a stipend of 
$1,200 and will be tenable for one year, with 
possibility of renewal for a second year if cir- 
cumstances are favorable. Applications for these 
fellowships must be received not later than 
January 1, 1927. Full information and appli- 
cation blanks may be obtained from the Execu- 
tive Secretary, Stephan P. Duggan, Ph.D., 
Institute of International Education, 522 Fifth 
Avenue, New York, N. Y. 

The American German Exchange, Inc., also 
announces that a limited number of fellowships 
for study in Germany will be awarded to Ameri- 
can students, both men and women, for the 
year 1927-28. Inquiries regarding these scholar- 
ships should be addressed to Carl J. Friedrich, 
American German Student Exchange, Inc., 
Institute of International Education, 522 Fifth 
Avenue, New York, N. Y. Applications must be 
received not later than February 15, 1927. 


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and a forward looking building program. We 
have just presented to an authorized committee 
a new salary schedule that will materially help, 
if adopted, to meet the needs of our staff and 
to hold good teaching ability. The Trustees 
have appointed a committee to study the scope 
of the College. They have also sent to the state 
budget officials a list of new buildings and other 
construction projects urgently needed on the 
campus in the near future. This list totals a 
sum of $1,250,000. It includes a dormitory and 
a gymnasium. The faculty committee on course 
of study is just starting on the long and difficult 
task of studying and modifying the present 
curriculum. There are many other problems 
that must be met and solved as soon as possible. 
We hope we can report some real results to you 
before the end of the year. It will take a large 
amount of patience, hard work, and a good deal 
of wisdom to find a satisfactory solution to a 
number of these most important and difficult 

My hope for the year is for a good start 
towards the fundamental and definite goal of a 
thorough and sound education for the boys and 
girls committed to our care. The institution 
exists for them. They need, of course, as good 
equipment and as good organization as we can 
gain for them. What they need most of all, 
however, are good teachers and contented leaders. 
We must continue to seek the very best that 
our salaries will buy, and to keep them happy 
and contented after we get them. Good thorough 
training and scholarship under first class teachers 
is the great desideratum as I see it. I am sure 
you share with me that hope. Towards that 
end, I promise you I shall bend every ounce of 
energy always. 

I realize full well, and heartily affirm, that 
the industries should be served adequately, and 
that the college ought to hold effective service 
to industry as a definite and permanent objec- 
tive. My conviction, however, is that the best 
ways to serve the business and science of agri- 
culture, both in its practical and professional 
aspects, and every other business or industry 
for that matter, is through well-trained and 
educated youth of fine moral fibre. That should 
be the aim of the Aggie of the future as it has 
been of the Aggie of the past. That is what has 
given her name the great distinction it possesses 
today. Her best crop has always been the broad 
minded and well trained graduate. My constant 
endeavor will always be to turn out a graduate 
of this type, — one who has a thorough knowledge 
of the scope and implications of some of the 
sciences, especially sciences relating to agricul- 
ture, in "this great age of science", who knows 
somewhat the significance and value of the 
humanities to his personal growth and develop- 
ment; who has a clear vision of some of the 
duties of a citizen and the will and zeal to 
perform them; and one who is well started to 
make a vital and real contribution to some 
fundamental phase of industry. In a word, my 
aim shall be to help M.A.C. grow in strength 
and power as a first-class institution wholly 
dedicated, as well as legally obligated, "to 
promote liberal and practical education". 

My greetings to you all. 

Faithfully yours, 




F Prof. John P. Jones to Miss Mildred 
Woodward at Washington, D.C., September 18, 

'22 William H. Peck to Miss Eleanor 
Warren at Chelmsford, Mass., August 11, 1926. 
The bride is a sister of Edwin H. Warren '22. 


The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, Nov. 25, 1926 



The one victory came on October 23, against 
Worcester Tech, on Alumni Field with a score 
of 7 to 0. The game was interesting to watch 
for the engineers threatened our goal several 
times. The winning points came in the second 
period when "Red" Mahoney, through a series 
of runs, brought the ball from about the 60-yard 
line to the 2-yard line and then over for the 

Many alumni were back for our first home- 
coming and saw the heavy experienced Amherst 
team defeat our light and plucky group by a 
score of 21 to 7. The game was a battle from 
the very beginning and our boys deserve lots 
of praise. After the game one of the coaches 
from the other end of the town remarked that 
"Kid" Gore had the makings of a real team for 
the next year or two. 

Amherst started the game with practically a 
complete second team, but at the end of the 
first quarter, the line-up was quickly changed. 
The forward pass was continually used by both 
teams with but mediocre success. In the third 
period, Cox intercepted an Amherst forward in 
midfield, but Aggie was unable to make the 
distance for first down. Tufts then punted to 
Captain Cadigan who dropped the ball. In the 
general scramble which followed, Murdough, 
Aggie's tackle, scooped up the ball and plunged 
five yards for the Aggie's touchdown. Captain 
Cadigan, one of the greatest backs developed at 
Amherst for years, was a continual ground 
gainer for the Sabrinas; while Tufts and Mahoney 
gave them many anxious moments during the 

On Saturday, November 6, Springfield cele- 
brated their home coming with a 9 to victory- 
over Aggie. This was the 27th game between 
the two colleges and the results to date are: 
Springfield 14 wins, Aggie 11 wins, and 2 ties. 
The game was the finest display of football 
seen on Pratt Field this season and M.A.C. 
gave the Red and White more of a battle than 
they had anticipated. Our only real scoring 
chance was in the first period when we made 
three consecutive first downs. Later in the 
game, Tufts made a beautiful 55 yard punt 
which startled our opponents. The Springfield 
team made its touchdown in the last minute of 
play when Springfield executed a perfect triple 
pass and brought the ball to our three yard line, 
but it took four downs before they could move 
the ball across the goal line. 

The freshman team has won four games out 
of six this year, losing only to Greenfield High 
and the sophomores. On October 20, they won 
over the varsity second team 6 to 0. Ellert ran 
sixty yards for a touchdown on the second play 
of the game. The freshmen also won over the 
Two-Year team 16 to 0, during which game 
Captain Kneeland and Ellert each made 50-yard 
runs. In a scrimmage game with "Joe" Hilyard's 
Deerfield second team, they won 39 to 0. On 
November 6, Greenfield beat the freshmen 12 
to in an excellent game. Present indications 
are that "Kid" Gore will have four or five new 
men from the freshman squad who will be of 
great value another year to the varsity eleven. 


President Edward M. Lewis, Director Sidney 
B. Haskell '04, Director Willard A. Munson '05 
and Dr. Alexander E. Cance attended the annual 
meeting of the Association of Land Grant 
Colleges in Washington, D.C., during the week 
of November 15. Dr. Cance, who has recently- 
been appointed a member of the national com- 
mittee on Organization of Research under the 
Purnell Act, also attended the meetings of that 
committee while in Washington. The M.A.C. 
Club of Washington, D.C., advanced the date 
of its World Aggie Night meeting to Thursday, 
November 18, in order that these representa- 
tives of the College might be present, a con- 
sideration which was greatly appreciated by all. 

Mr. Theodore T. Ayres, formerly Investi- 
gator in Botany in the Massachusetts Agricul- 
tural Experiment Station, is now Assistant 
Plant Pathologist in the Agricultural Experi- 
ment Station of the University of Maine. 

Mr. Orman E. Street, formerly Investigator 
in the Department of Agronomy of the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural Experiment Station, is 
now Fellow in the Department of Botany of 
the Michigan State College. 

Mr. Rollin H. Barrett has commenced his 
duties at M.A.C. as Assistant Professor of 
Farm Management, succeeding Assistant Pro- 
fessor Max F. Abell who is now at New Hamp- 
shire University. Mr. Barrett is a graduate 
of Connecticut Agricultural College and re- 
ceived his M.S. degree from Cornell University. 
His experience as an assistant county agent in 
Connecticut and Principal of the Vermont 
State School of Agriculture makes him excep- 
tionally well qualified to take up his new duties. 


During the past two seasons the M.A.C. cross- 
country team has won ten out of eleven meets 
and has not lost a game on our course. One of 
the best runs was on our five mile course on 
October 22, against Wesleyan when we won 
24-33. Captain Newton of Wesleyan came in 
first with a time of 27 minutes and 2-5 seconds. 
An excellent time on our course. Our men 
placed second, third, fifth, eighth and ninth. 
On October 29 we ran up a perfect score of 
15-50 against Amherst on their course. The 
closest Lord Jeffrey rival was about a furlong 
behind the finish. Boston University was de- 
feated on the Franklin Park course 26-29 on 
November 6. "Ducky" Swan won first place 

Mr. G. O. Oleson of Wisconsin has recently- 
been appointed Editor in the Extension Ser- 
vice, filling the position left vacant by the 
promotion of Robert D. Hawley '18 to the 
secretaryship of the College. Mr. Oleson is a 
graduate of Wisconsin University and has had 
considerable experience in agricultural editorial 

by a few strides and the other placings were 
Crooks 4th, Biron 5th, Henneberry 7th, and 
Preston 9th. 


The new issue of Spalding's Official Basket- 
ball Guide contains an article on basketball in 
New England Colleges and as a result of a vote 
taken among the coaches as to choice of All 
New England College Teams for the season of 
1926, Temple '26 is listed as a forward for the 
first team; Jones '26 as center, and Smiley '26 
as guard on the second team, and Partenheimer 
'27 as guard on the third team. Of the three 
teams chosen, M.A.C. had four representatives 
and Springfield 3. 

Fall basketball practice has been held twice 
a week for the past month with about 15 men 
working out under Assistant Coach Ball and 
Ray Smiley, last year's veteran guard. The 
team for this year will be built around the three 
veterans of last y-ear, namely, Captain Parten- 
heimer, Griffin and Thomas. 

The 1927 schedule is published on the first 


Candidates for varsity hockey reported to 
Captain Forest, November 15 and those not 
participating in fall sports will report three 
times a week for conditioning work until they 
can get on the ice. A squad of twelve men 
reported, including three letter men, Captain 
Joseph Forest, forward, Paul Frese and Howard 
Abrahamson. Galanie, sub goal tend of last 
winter and Swan, sub forward, complete the 
list of those who have had varsity experience. 
The 1927 schedule appears on the first page. 



James T. Nicholson and 
Charles H. Gould Give Talks 

James T. Nicholson '16, vice-chairman of the 
American National Red Cross with headquarters 
at Washington, D.C., was the speaker at the 
College assembly on October 21. His talk was 
confined chiefly to the activities of the American 
Red Cross, touching briefly upon the work for 
which he was particularly responsible. 

In speaking of the effectiveness of the Ameri- 
can Red Cross in any emergency he cited the 
recent Florida disaster for which the organi- 
zation raised S3, 459,328 and put into the field 
forty physicians, 341 nurses and 270 other 
workers on short notice. He also outlined the 
organization of the Red Cress showing how it 
maintained its flexibility 'n times of such 
emergencies as the World War. 

Many alumni will remember "Jimmie" who 
in his undergraduate days was much interested 
in academic activities being the leader of the 
Glee Club and College Quartet, general manager 
of the Roister Doisters and prominent in all 
phases of college social life. After graduation 
from M.A.C. he became a Junior Engineer for 
the New England Westinghouse Company of 
Chicopee, Mass. He then became Director of 
Boys' Work for St. George's Parish, New York 
City and later became Lay Associate in this 
same parish. During the World War he served 
as a lieutenant in the 41st Machine Gun Bat- 
talion, 14th Division. Since the War he has 
gradually been promoted from Director of Com- 
munity Organization Service, Atlantic Division 
of the American Red Cross to his present 

Charles FI. Gould, president of the class of '16 
and prominent orchardist of Haydenville, Mass., 
was also assembly speaker on October 28. 
"Charlie's" subject was "The Importance of 
Extra-Curriculum Activities". He stressed the 
fact that there was an activity for every person 
in College and a place for every student in these 

He also pointed out that the alumni are much 
interested in the activities of the students, ex- 
pressing keen regret at the passing of many of 
those old college traditions which they held so 
dear during their college years, including such 
events as the time-honored pond party, picture 
scrap and interclass sing. 

To "Charlie", we alumni know, goes much 
of the credit for bringing over forty of his class- 
mates back to the campus last June for their 
big Tenth Reunion, and for the publishing of 
the 1926 Decennial Index. Fie is permanent 
president of his class and is also president of 
the Alumni Academics Club. 

"Kid" Gore at Big Ten Battle 

Saturday, November 13, an open date on the 
Aggie football schedule and a well earned day 
of rest for the squad, found "Kid" Gore among 
the 90,000 spectators at the Ohio State-Michigan 
game at Columbus, Ohio. "Kid" says that he 
was royally entertained as a special guest of 
"Pat" Myrick '24 who saw to it that he missed 
none'of the "thrills" which go with being a part 
of the largest football throng in the history of 
the game to say nothing of witnessing a classic 
struggle for the "Big Ten" championship. The 
battle was won by Michigan by a one point 

"Kid"jhad an opportunity to meet several 
Aggiej; alumni among whom was Prof. Charles 
S. Plumb_'82. 1 Prof. Plumb, he reports, has so 
recovered] from his severe injuries sustained in 
an automobile accident over a year ago that he 
is again taking up his duties at the University, 
although he still gets about with the aid of two 
canes. Incidentally "Kid" passes on to the 
editor Prof. Plumb's most favorable comment 
regarding the Alumni Bulletin. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, Nov. 25, 1926 


'08 Dr. A. L. Whiting has resigned his 
position as Associate Professor of Agricultural 
Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin 
and is going into commercial work at Urbana, 

'10 Myron S. Hazen, who is general sales 
manager for the American Agricultural Chemi- 
cal Company of New York City is now owner 
of a large fruit farm at Milton, N. Y. Cherries, 
pears, and apples comprise the chief fruits on 
his farm. He states that he is a neighbor of 
"Cy" Clarke '10 who is also a fruit grower in 
Milton, N. Y. 

'10 Dr. Ralph A. Waldron, who is connected 
with the Slippery Rock (Pa.) Normal School, 
broadcasts over the radio each Tuesday at 
2 p. m. in a "Seasonal Nature" period "that is 
winning tremendous interest" according to an 
account in The Slippery Rocket, the school 
monthly. In continuing, the article reads 
"WCAE evidently doesn't pick these speakers 
at random". 

'10 Dr. Sumner C. Brooks, of the hygienic 
laboratory of the U. S. Public Health Service, 
has been appointed professor of physiology at 
Rutgers University. 

'11 Robert D. Lull is now located at Fair 
Haven, Vt., with the Eastern Dairy Company. 

'11 Dr. Clarence A. Smith reports a change 
of residence from New York City to 36 Sheppard 
Ave., West Englewood, New Jersey. 

'13 Lawrence W. Burby recently moved 
from Nehawka to Barneston, Nebraska, where 
he is superintendent of schools and instructor 
in vocational agriculture. 

'13 Clyde M. Packard recently changed his 
address from Sacremento, Calif., to Box 495, 
West Lafayette, Indiana. 

'15 Frank W. Buell writes "Am still enduring 
the after effects of sleeping sickness and at 
present am leading a quiet life on my uncle's 
island in Puget Sound about eleven miles north 
of Olympia (Wash.). Am still unmarried and 
intend to remain that way if possible. I don't 
know of any news about other alumni but 
would certainly enjoy hearing from any of my 

'15 Henry H. White, agricultural missionary 
at Nanhauchow, China, spent the summer 
vacation at the University of Nanking, studying 
plant breeding under Dr. Meyers of Cornell 
University. "Harry" states that he hopes to 
visit the M.A.C. campus before another year 
rolls by. 

'18 Lewis Van Alstyne has a position as 
Assistant in Research with the Division of 
Horticulture, New York State Experiment 
Station, Geneva, N. Y. He is closely associated 
in his work with F. E. Gladwin '80, Richard 
Wellington '06, and G. L. Slate '21. 

'19 Henry J. Burt writes that he is a gradu- 
ate student at the University of Missouri where 
he is working for his Ph.D. degree. His address 
is 1623 University Avenue, Columbia, Missouri. 

'19 C. O. "Diddle" Dunbar is now located 
at 50 Howard St., Pittsfield, Mass. 

'19 Mrs. Kelvin B. (Harris) Freeman is now 
residing at 34 Manning Rd., East Lynn, Mass. 

'19 Harold W. Poole, former Aggie football 
star and now football coach at Melrose (Mass.) 
High School has accomplished a feat of which 
he and those who know him may well be proud 
in bringing the pigmy Melrose eleven to the 
top of the Mystic Valley League. 

'21 George W. Edman, who is located in 
Pittsfield, Mass., has a news bureau and has on 
his list Boston, Albany, Springfield and Worces- 
ter papers. He is president of the Pittsfield 
Town Players, an amateur theatrical group of 
■college people principally. On November 2 
he had the part of the husband in Frederic L. 
Day's Harvard Workshop production, "The 


With apologies, we wish to correct the error 
contained in the October 25 issue of the Supple- 
ment to Vol. VIII, No. 3. The name '89 Hutch- 
ings, John T., should have read '89 Hutchings, 
James T., etc. 

Phi Kappa Phi Elections 

Apparently the intimation that unlimited 
cuts might be permitted this year, an idea 
which was broadcast early last year, had its 
effect, for when Phi Kappa Phi elections came 
round this fall there were enough men eligible 
to more than fill the quota of nine from the 
senior class. However, in order to give further 
opportunity to those who may bring their 
averages up before the end of the year, only 
five were selected at this fall's election, and the 
other four will be selected in the spring. Two 
faculty members were elected for proficiency in 
their respective fields. 

Those honored by the society were: Mr. 
Arthur P. French of the Pomology Department; 
Dr. Norman J. Pyle of the Veterinary Science 
Department; and from the senior class, Mary 
Ingraham of Millis, Ralph J. Haskins of Green- 
field, Clarence H. Parsons of North Amherst, 
Herman A. Pickens of Stoneham and James B. 
Reed of Waltham. 

Alumni Successful in Fall Elections 

Fred C. Peters '07 was recently elected by a 
large majority to the Pennsylvania State 
Legislature on the Republican ticket. He will 
represent the First Legislative District of 
Montgomery County which includes territory 
from Philadelphia to Valley Forge. Mr. Peters, 
who is a landscape architect and contractor, is 
a resident of Ardmore, Pa. 

Chester A. Pike '20 received worthy recog- 
nition of his past services by being re-elected 
Representative to the Massachusetts State 
Legislature from the Seventh District, Spring- 
field, in the fall elections. "Chet" received 2341 
votes as against 943 for his Democratic oppo- 
nent. When not at the State House, Boston, he 
is employed with Perkins, fruit and vegetable 
wholesalers, of Springfield. 

High School Day Winners 

at National Dairy Show 

The sequel to alumni co-operation in connec- 
tion with the successful 1926 M.A.C. High School 
Day took place at Detroit on October 9. Four 
boys, as a result of their standing in the Massa- 
chusetts Live Stock Judging Contest held at 
M.A.C. last May, became eligible to represent 
the vocational schools of Massachusetts in the 
National Dairy Show. These boys were coached 
by Aggie alumni. 

W. I. Mayo '17 of Smith's School, Northamp- 
ton, Mass., who coached the Smith School en- 
trants for the M.A.C. contest and who had 
charge of the Massachusetts vocational school 
team at Detroit, is due special credit for his 
good work. Eric Moberg of the Smith School, 
who received much of his training under Mr. 
Mayo, won first place at Detroit. The prize 
was a $400 scholarship at the college of his 

Other Aggie alumni whose coaching helped to 
send representatives from vocational schools to 
Detroit are Joseph Cassano '25 of Ashfield 
Academy, E. J. Burke '11 of Smith Academy, 
and R. A. Lundgren '16 of New Salem High 

Divided Honors 

The sophomores won a slight edge on the 
freshmen in the annual razoo night on November 
10, for they won the interclass football game and 
the boxing and wrestling bouts, while falling 
before the freshmen in the pajama fight. The 
sophomores won at football by a score of 3 to 0, 
and then took five of the seven boxing and 
wrestling bouts, while the freshmen won the 
pajama fight by carrying from the field all but 
two of the sophomores, losing but about half 
of their pajamas. The score now stands: fresh- 
men — six man and sixty man rope pulls and 
pajama fight; sophomores — football game and 
boxing bouts. Now for the main battle, the 
banquet scrap! 


'92, '19 &' 19 Edward B. Holland, Charles 
O. Dunbar, and Gerald M. Gilligan. "The 
Preparation and Effectiveness of Basic Copper 
Sulphates for Fungicidal Purposes." In Journal 
of Agricultural Research, Vol. 33, No. 8, 1926. 

'04 Ernest A. Back with R. T. Cotton. 
"Control of Insect Pests in Stored Grain." In 
U.S.D.A. Farmers' Bui., No. 1483. 

'09 Donald J. Caffrey with L. H. Worthley. 
"How to Fight the European Corn Borer this 
Fall." In Miscellaneous Circular, No. 84, 

'12 Ralph R. Parker with co-workers. Three 
papers on Tularaemia. In U.S. Public Health 
Reports, Vol. 41. 

'16 Charles H. Fernald, 2nd. Textbook, 
"Salesmanship." Published by Prentice-Hall, 
Inc., New York. 

'18 Theodore B. Mitchell. "New Species of 
Megachile." In Transactions of the American 
Entomological Society, LII, No. 2. 

F Charles P. Alexander. Five papers on 
"New or Little-Known Crane-flies from Eastern 
North America, Cuba and Jamaica, Mexico, 
and Australia." A third part of a series on 
"Tropical African Crane-flies" was printed in 
the Revue. Zoologique Africaine, Belgium. 

F G. Chester Crampton. "A Comparison 
of the Neck and Prothoracic Sclerites through- 
out the Orders of Insects." In Transactions of 
the American Entomological Society, LII, No. 2. 
"The Affinities of Grylloblatta," etc. In Psyche, 
Vol. 33. "The External Anatomy of Macrochile 
(a Fossil Insect)." Bulletin Brooklyn Entomo- 
logical Society, Vol. 21, No. 1. 


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exhibition of a new dynamometer recently pur- 
chased by numerous fairs in the State and pre- 
sented to the College for use in place of the 
old fashioned stone boat in horse pulling con- 
tests. This exhibition was very well received. 
Noon Luncheon Enjoyed 

Noon found the alumni lunching almost to 
a man at the College cafeteria. Here the men 
had an opportunity to meet their classmates, 
faculty and the men in their own fields of work. 
Then followed the game, and in the evening 
eight of the fraternities held house parties and 
one a smoker, with an open house dance to 
which all alumni were welcome in Memorial 

A dinner at Draper Hall featured the evening 
program for home-coming alumnae at which 
the senior girls and faculty women were also in 
attendance. Fourteen alumnae were back aside 
from graduates on the College staff. Informal 
singing, and reports on present "doings" made 
the rally one of interest. The care of children 
at home and at school, office and recreational 
work, marketing, animal husbandry, and garden- 
ing were all reported. A breakfast was suggested 
as a feature for the 1927 Commencement re- 

The turnout for this first Home-Coming Day 
was more than gratifying, and it gives every 
hope that it will prove to be a more popular 
institution with the alumni as time goes on. 


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Kappa Sigma 77.32, Delta Phi Gamma 77.13, 
Kappa Epsilon 77.10, Theta Chi 76.52, Phi 
Sigma Kappa 76.26, Q.T.V. 76.10, Non- 
Fraternity or Sorority 75.83, Alpha Sigma Phi 
75.32, and Lambda Chi Alpha 75.02. 

The class averages for the year 1925-26 place 
the class of '26 in the lead scholastically with an 
average of 79.4. The class of '27 ranks next 
with an average of 78.5, followed in order by 
'28 and '29 with averages of 78.3 and 74.3 re- 

It is interesting to note that the scholarship 
for 1925-26 of the entire four-year course 
average of 76.83 is practically the same as that 
of 1924-25. 



Vol. VIII. Re f^ n ra P n ° t S eed ge Amherst, Massachusetts, Dec. 24, 1926 fa ^2&°y*S*E&?--- No. 5 


Whenever one of the women graduates of 
M.A.C. tells anyone unfamiliar with the College 
that she has had the honor of having been 
graduated from Aggie, she almost invariably 
hears a familiar question,. "Why, what do girls 
do when they graduate from an agricultural 
college?" The parents who send their daughters 
here are careful to inquire first, "What kinds of 
work can Jane take up, if she graduates from 
M.A.C .?" And Jane herself, if she has any- 
definite plans about earning a living (and most 
Aggie girls have) is careful to find out some- 
thing about the occupations her predecessors at 
Aggie have taken up. 

In Teaching and Club Work 

Any discussion of this sort must necessarily 
be very general; but it is possible to divide the 
work of the majority of women graduates into 
several types. Probably there are as many girls 
teaching as in any other one activity. There is 
one girl who is principal of a primary school and 
there are several doing college teaching. One is 
teaching in a reform school; several are teaching 
in very fine preparatory schools. Most of them, 
however, are found in high schools. The sub- 
jects which they teach vary from Biology to 
English, and from Home Economics to History. 
Probably as many teach in science departments 
as in any other group of subjects, for the scien- 
tific training they get at M.A.C. is superior to 
that found in most of the so-called "liberal 
colleges". One interesting feature of teaching 
as a profession is the opportunity thai the 
teacher has to become a part of the community. 
Probably because most Aggie girls, while they 
are in college, have some outside interests, such 
as 4-H Clubs, Girl Scouts, or church work, it 
takes very little time for them to become affili- 
ated with some such interest in the towns in 
which they teach, making them more useful to 
the community. As an example, two of last 
year's graduates, who are teaching have already 
started Girl Scout troops in towns which were 
eager for them before but were never fortunate 
enough to have the proper leadership. 

Alumnae in Club Work 

Extension work and especially 4-H (boys and 
girls) Club work is another type of occupation 
in which many M.A.C. women are found. 
Bena Erhard, who has been in extension work 
since her graduation in '19 has had boys and 
girls clubs ranging from Poultry Clubs to "Own 
Your Own Room" Clubs. Most of the girls 
who have taken up this interesting occupation 
are located in New England, and several are 
found in the counties of Massachusetts. Evi- 
dently the training at M.A.C. is considered very 
desirable, for one of the girls who will not 
graduate until June, already has a Club position 
which starts July 1st. 

(Continued on Page 4, Col. 1) 


Jan. 18 — Greenfield 
21 — Belchertown 
25 — M.A.C. Campus 
28 — Easthampton 

(See the January' issue of the Bulletin for re- 
mainder of schedule.) 


Other Attractions for Alumni 

The annual fraternity initiation ban- 
quets have been scheduled for Saturday, 
February 12. This day, which has 
usually been known as Mid-Winter 
Alumni Day, will be one on which many 
alumni will return to visit the College 
and their various fraternities. 

The attractions in addition to frater- 
nity banquets for home-coming alumni on 
February 12 will be the hockey game with 
Williams on the college rink in the after- 
noon followed by the Interfraternity 
Sing in Stockbridge Hall. The Phi Sigma 
Kappa fraternity won first place in the 
Interfraternity Sing last year, thereby- 
securing the first leg on the large trophy- 
cup which is offered as a prize to be held 
permanently by the fraternity which wins 
the contest three times. 

The fraternity banquets have been 
scheduled to take place as follows; 

Alpha Gamma Rho. Hotel Xonotuck, 
Holyoke at 8 p. m. 

Alpha Sigma Phi. To be announced later. 

Delta Phi Alpha. Hotel Xonotuck, 
Holyoke at 8 p. m. 

Kappa Epsilon. White House Inn, 
Northampton at 7 p. m. 

Kappa Gamma Phi. To be announced. 

Kappa Sigma. Lord Jeffrey Inn, Am- 
herst. The banquet will be preceded by 
an important business meeting. 

Lambda Chi Alpha. Draper Hall, 
M.A.C. at 7.30 p. m. 

Phi Sigma Kappa. Lord Jeffrey Inn, 
Amherst at 8 p. m. 

Q.T.Y. Fraternity House, Amherst at 
6 "p. m. Alumni will receive further 
notice in the Fraternity Alumni Bulletin 
which will appear at an early date. 

Theta Chi. Hotel Kimball, Springfield 
at 7 p. m. 

Sigma Phi Epsilon. Hotel Xonotuck. 
Holyoke at 8 p. m. 

The editor has been requested in several 
instances in connection with the above 
announcements to make request that 
those alumni who are planning to attend 
their fraternity banquets kindly notify the 
fraternity secretary or banquet committee. 

Alumni Meet at Brockton 

"Our first World Aggie Xight meeting in 
Brockton was decidedly successful in spirit and 
enthusiasm. Twenty-two alumni were present 
who enjoyed listening to Prof. Mackimmie, the 
guest of the evening from the College. 

"The group voted unanimously in favor of 
future World Aggie Xight meetings as run this 
year and there will be one in Brockton next year. 

"It was the suggestion of the group that an 
exhibition by the upperclassmen of the cavalry 
unit at Brockton Fair would be a very good 
advertisement for the College." 

Allen S. Leland, chairman of the Brockton 
meeting, deserves much credit for its initial 


Stamford, Conn. 

The M.A.C. Club of Fairfield County, Conn., 
held their World Aggie Xight meeting at the 
Suburban Club, Stamford, Conn. Over twenty 
members of the club were present. Dr. Winfield 
Ayres, president of the club, presided at the 
informal meeting, which was replete with 
reminiscences of old college days. The club 
sent a telegram of congratulations to the new 
president, Edward M. Lewis. 

Theodore H. Reuman '18 did creditable work 
in being responsible for calling the group to- 

Greenfield, Mass. 

"The fourth meeting of the Franklin County 
Alumni Association was held at the Xorth 
Parish House, Greenfield on the occasion of the 
eighth annual World Aggie Xight. Dinner was 
served to fifty-six, twenty-five of whom were 

"Following the dinner a business meeting was 
held at which the secretary and treasurer's re- 
port was read and J. H. Putnam '94 was elected 
president and J. W. Alger '21 was elected 

"President Taylor then served notice that the 
evening was to be a festive one and introduced 
Prof. V. A. Rice of the Animal Husbandry De- 
partment of the ( 'ollege who represented M.A.C. 
fur the occasion. Several alumni also gave some 
reminiscences and portrayed incidents which 
took place during their college days. Games, 
songs, music and dancing were interspersed at 
appropriate intervals throughout the evening. 

"An unusual incident which gave the gather- 
ing particular significance was the presence of 
Edward 1?. Smead and W. D. Russell, two 
members of the class of '71, the pioneer class at 
M.A.C. Both men made remarks which were 
interesting and appreciated." 

Paul E. Alger '09 and George E. Taylor '92 
are credited with the success of the meeting. 

Providence, R.I. 

"World Aggie Xight in Providence was ob- 
served at the Yen Norn's Restaurant, Saturday, 
Xovember 20. A very interesting letter from 
President Lewis was read after the banquet 
when S. M. Holman '83, acting as toastmaster, 
again created much enthusiasm and mirth. 

"The guest from the College was Dean 
Machmer who was warmly greeted by the 
company. He gave his audience a most opti- 
mistic vision of M.A.C. 

"Quite a thrill came to the gathering when 

Albert King '71 not only announced his class, 

but gave one of the best addresses of the evening, 

speaking of the happenings of '68 and '69 with 

(Continued on PaUe 4. Col. 2) 


22— Relay with B.U. at K. of C. Track 
Meet, Mechanics Bldg., Boston. 

Feb. 5 — B.A.A. Meet in Arena, Boston. Op- 
ponents not yet announced. 

Feb. 22 — Indoor Meet with W.P.I, at Worcester. 


The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, Dec. 24, 1926 


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William L. Doran '15, Chairman 


Roland H. Verbeck '08 
Linus H. Jones '16 
Richard W. Sh-ith '21 
Luther B. Arrington '23 
Earle S. Carpenter '24 
Miss Mary Foley '24 
Elmer E. Barber '26 
Ernest S. Russell '16, ex officio 
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Address all communications to The Alumni Office, M. A. C, Amherst, Mass. 



Dr. Charles Wellington '73 

The announcement of the death of Professor 
Wellington, which occurred at his home on 
November 15, came as a shock to all who had 
intimate acquaintance with this remarkable 
man. He served the college for thirty-eight 
years, from 1885 until his retirement in 1923, 
first as associate professor 'of chemistry, later 
as head of the department, and in his last years 
as professor of chemistry. If ever the institution 
had a friend and ardent supporter it was im- 
personated in Professor Wellington. 

His training for the position of leadership in 
chemistry at a college of agriculture was excell- 
ent. Prepared at Kimball Union Academy and 
Wilhston Seminary, he was graduated here in 
the famous class of 1873. He spent several 
years as assistant to Professor Goessmann, then 
a year of graduate study at the University of 
Virginia, especially with Professor J. W. Mallet, 
for whom he entertained a high regard; then 
followed a number of years as chemist in the 
United States Department of Agriculture under 
Peter Collier, after which three or more years 
of study at Paris and Berlin, and at Leipsig 
with Herman Kolbe, and finally at Gottingen 
with Bernard Tollins, under whom he made "his 
degree of doctor of philosophy. His life abroad 
awakened in him a lasting appreciation of 
foreign civilization and scholarship. 

He early formed a very intimate and life- 
long attachment for Professor Goessmann. 
These two men had much in common to interest 
them, not only in science but also in literature, 
history and language. 

Professor Wellington was an excellent linguist. 
He had training in Greek and Latin, and could 
converse in French and German 

days across the sea, and returned refreshed and 
enthused for future work. 

He was not only a thorough student in his 
chosen profession, but he read thoughtfully in 
history, philosophy and in belles-lettres. 

Completely devoted to his Alma Mater, he 
worked incessantly over a long period of years 
for its upbuilding. Not only did he give un- 
sparingly of his time, but also of his own slender 
stipend in order to promote its welfare. After 
the athletic field was laid out the College de- 
sired to secure the land directly to the south 
for future enlargement, but the State refused 
to grant the money for that purpose. Professor 
Wellington was instrumental in inducing pri- 
vate parties to purchase the property and hold 
it in trust for several years until the legislature 
was willing to make the purchase. He was 
deeply interested in securing the best men to 
serve as trustees, and a number of the most 
valued members of that body were first suggested 
by him. He made frequent trips to interview 
different men of prominence whom he thought, if 
interested, could be of especial help to the College. 
And how he did work for and with the alumni!! 
His was the leadership which brought together 
the alumni to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary 
of the opening of the College, the largest number 
ever assembled until the fiftieth commence- 
ment in 1921. He was instrumental with others 
in procuring the oil paintings of the older 
professors, and he co-operated incessantly in 
every way possible with alumni and students 
in the interest of his dearly beloved Alma Mater. 
And we must not by any means forget his 
work for and with the students. He interested 
himself in their activities, interceded for them 
before the faculty, and at any time would give 
his last ounce of strength in their behalf. He 
interviewed individuals in whom he thought he 
saw special future promise, and endeavored to 
awaken in them the highest ideals. Often he 
invited little groups to his house, and under the 
guise of some slight entertainment, endeavored 
to impress upon them, all that which was best 
and highest in life. Frequently in the laboratory 
one would note a few gathered about him, but 
instead of discussing the problems of chemistry, 
his mind would turn often to some moral or 
religious theme in which he would interest them. 
An alumnus once made the remark to the writer 
that he was sure he received from him the 
stimulus that enabled him to make the most 
of life. Those among his students, who desired 
to acquire a knowledge of chemistry, found in 
him a kind and inspiring teacher and not a 
few of his students occupy prominent positions 
in their chosen profession. 

$ Professor Wellington was modest and un- 
assuming in his daily life and the thoughtless 
student often failed to appreciate his thorough 
scholarship. He detested sham and could not 
form friendships with anyone whom he did not 
believe to be genuine. His was a refined Chris- 
tian character, and his life motto was service. 
A man of ideas and ideals, in many ways he 
was in advance of his time. Those who knew 
him best loved him most, and now that his 
spirit is set free from his mortal body, his 

He made one friends are conscious of a loss that in many 
or two later visits to the scenes of his student | ways is irreparable. J. B. Lindsey '83 


Alumni will be interested in knowing that 
their loyalty to Alma Mater and to the athletic 
teams which represent her, especially their 
loyalty during the past football season, is 
appreciated by those charged with athletic 
endeavors at Aggie. This attitude among 
alumni and undergraduates is no more than 
should be expected from Aggie men, yet among 
college men in general it might be considered 
unusual, sad as the truth may sound, to have 
the same loyal support, win or lose. 

"Kid" Gore's record as Aggie's varsity foot- 
ball mentor, during the past eight years is one 
worthy of mention here. With never more 
than a student body of 250 available men to 
choose from during any one football season, 
37 games were won, which is over half of the 
total number played in the eight years. "Kid" 
began his career as a football coach in 1915 
when he took over the work of coaching fresh- 
men athletics at Aggie. With the exception of 
the years 1917 and 1918 when varsity football 
was dispensed with on account of the World 
War, he has served his Alma Mater as head 
football coach and in addition he has made an 
enviable record as. a basketball and baseball 
mentor. Under his direction the basketball 
team won 34 out of 42 games played during the 
past three years. Last season the basketball 
team won twelve out of fourteen games, the 
highest percentage of wins for any New England 
college team, while three of the players on the 
1926 team won places on the All-New England 

"Kid's" open letter of appreciation to the 
alumni and others for their loyal support 

Amherst, Mass., 
Dec. 24, 1926. 
To the Alumni Bulletin and 
To Whom It May Concern: 

Since the close of a most discouraging football 
season which ended with the Tufts debacle, I 
have received so many messages verbally, by 
mail and by wire from alumni, alumni clubs, 
faculty, students, friends of the College, etc., 
that it would be impossible for me with our 
present facilities to answer them; hence this 
letter through the courtesy of the Alumni 

All messages received took cognizance of the 
difficulties experienced by the coaching staff 
this fall in developing a respectable football 
team and were expressions of confidence and 
loyalty. It seems unfortunate that it takes 
adversity sometimes to bring varying minds 
together but the words of confidence received 
certainly have been appreciated by the depart- 
ment, the coaching staff, the team, and per- 

A word as to the team, a splendid group of 
typical Aggie men, clean-living, hard-working, 
conscientious, who did not "curl under" at any 
time this fall, who improved every Saturday 
and, strange as it may seem, played their best 
game of the season against Tufts. Perhaps I 
can best tell you of the calibre of the youngsters 
when I tell you that since the game five of the 
players have been in to see me and said that the 
boys were discussing giving up their football 
letters and not receiving any sweaters because 
of the poor record made. 

In closing, this letter is not to be considered 
at all as an alibi; we are not enumerating the 
difficulties to producing a creditable football 
eleven at Aggie, (we feel that is our job), nor 
are we trying to alleviate the impressions re- 
sulting from a perfectly rotten season, (although 
there have been several worse in our history). 
I do want to emphasize that we have appreciated 
the splendid spirit exhibited by alumni, students, 
and faculty in supporting a losing team. I 
want to tell you that from the standpoint of 
educational values alone the season has been 
worth while; several men found themselves and 
made good, and although a losing team it was 
always a courageous one, never satisfied to lose 
(Continued on Page 4, Col. 2) 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, Dec. 24, 1926 



Fall sports are over and plans are well under 
way for the winter activities. The football 
season closed with one game to our credit and six 
losses. The final game on November 20 against 
Tufts ended with the score 45 to 13 in Tufts' 
favor. M.A.C. outrushed its opponent, but 
failed to hold Taylor, the flashy Tufts back. 
In his open letter, which is published on the 
opposite page, "Kid" Gore characterized well 
this year's team. 

At a recent meeting of the athletic committee, 
the following men received their football letters 
this fall: William G. Amstein '27 (Capt.J of 
Deerfield, Andrew B. Anderson '27 of Hudson, 
Lewis H. Black '27 of Williamsburg, Calton 
Cartwright '27 of Northampton, Edwin J. 
Haertl '27 of West Roxbury, John J. Mahoney 
'27 of Westfield, Joseph J. Malley '27 of Water- 
town, Robert G. McAllister '27 of North 
Billerica, Edwin L. Murdough '27 of Springfield, 
Albert F. Spelman '27 of New London, Conn., 
Daniel C. Hanson '27 (Mgr.) of Hudson, Albert 
C. Cook '28 of Waverley, Richard Kelton '28 
of Hubbardston, John F. Quinn '28 of New 
Bedford, Warren J. Tufts '28 of Jamaica Plain, 
Robert L. Bowie '29 of East Milton. Clifton R. 
Johnson '29 of Worcester, Taylor Mills '-'.' oi 
Boston, Kenneth F. McKittrick '29 of Boston, 
and Charles E. Walkden '29 of Swansea. 

Albert C. Cook '28 of Waverley, Mass., was 
recently elected captain of the 1927 team. 
Cook played end on the varsity eleven during 
his sophomore year and last season he was 
shifted to fullback. To him will go the honor 
of leading Aggie's football warriors in a nine- 
game schedule which includes games with 
Bowdoin, Bates, Middlebury, Williams, Worces- 
ter Polytechnical Institute, Amherst, Spring- 
field, Norwich and Tufts. 

Cross Country 

Five seniors finished their cross country sea- 
son for Aggie in the New England Intercolleiate 
meet held in Boston on November 13. The 
boys finished seventh with Swan and Captain 
Crooks placing 19th and 20th respectively. 
During the past two years the cross-country 
team has won ten out of eleven runs and during 
the past five years has come out on top in 17 
out of 23 races. During the past five years 
M.A.C. has won four out of five races with 
both Worcester Tech and Amherst, two out of 
three with Williams and two straight with 
Boston University. Last year the team won over 
Rhode Island State on the latter's course, this 
being the first time that the Kingstonites have 
lost on their course in five years. M.A.C. also 
won over Williams this year, it being the first 
time in history that the Berkshire boys have 
lost on their own home course. In 1923 Aggie 
lost to each member of the little three, but the 
past season found M.A.C. victorious over each 
of these teams. 

The men receiving letters this fall were: 
Clarence Crooks '27 (Captain) of North Brook- 
field, Raphael A. Biron '27 of Amesbury, T. 
Vincent Henneberry '27 of Manchester, Fred- 
eric W. Swan '27 of Milton, and Charles P. 
Preston '28 of Danvers. 

Winter Track 

Prospects for a good winter track team are 
in sight, since three of last year's letter men 
will form a nucleus for the team. These are 
John S. Hall '28 (Captain) of Lynn, Newell A. 
Schappelle '28 of Hamburg, Pa., and Thomas 
Henneberry '27 of Manchester, Mass. Henne- 
berry believes in keeping in condition the year 
around by running cross-country in the fall, 
quarter mile on the boards in the winter and 
the mile in the spring. Among other prospective 
candidates are Cecil C. Rice '28 of Spencer, a 
football and baseball player, who is trying his 
first season on the boards, also John Kay '29 
of Boston. (See page 1 for schedule; 
(Continued on Page 4, Col. 3) 


Max F. Abell, former Assistant Professor of 
Farm Management, has accepted a position as 
Professor of Extension and Research in Farm 
Management at the University of New Hamp- 

Professor Edgar L. Ashley, who has been 
associated with many classes of M.A.C. alumni 
as professor of French, is taking an extended 
leave of absence this year because of ill health. 
He planned to be in the south during the winter. 

Miss Mary A. Bartley, instructor in Home 
Economics, has resigned to accept a position as 
Home Demonstration Agent with her head- 
quarters at Bartley, New Jersey. 

Orman E. Street, instructor in Agronomy, has 
resigned to finish his studies for the Ph.D. degree 
at Michigan State College, East Lansing, Mich. 

Gordon C. Ring, former instructor in Biology, 
is now doing advanced work in Biology at 
Harvard Medical School. He is also teaching 
at the Sargent School of Physical Education, 

Mrs. Annette T. Herr is a new appointee to 
the position of State Leader of Home Demon- 
stration Agents in the Extension Service of the 
College. Mrs. Herr is a graduate of Columbia 
University and comes to M.A.C. from the 
position of Instructor in Household Arts Edu- 
cation at Teachers' College, Columbia Univer- 



Announcement has been made of the elections 
of the class characters of the class of 192s, as 
selected for the 1 ndex. Miss Dorothy L. Leonard 
of West Springfield was chosen the most popular 
co-ed, Alexander C. Hodson of Reading the 
most popular man and Harold E. Clark of 
Montague the most likely to succeed. Seven- 
teen other characters were also chosen. 

Resident members of the class of 1926, both 
actual and former, held their first get-together 
on December 9. A banquet was served in 
Draper Hall, and a dozen past and present 
members of the class, with Prof. A. A. Mackim- 
mie as their guest, discussed their respective 
fields and talked over the news about the 
members of the class who were far away from 
their Alma Mater. Future get-togethers are 
planned, when perfect attendance is hoped for. 

George B. Willard '92 

Leaves State Service 

George B. Willard '92 recently resigned the 
position of Deputy Treasurer and Receiver- 
General of Massachusetts, which he has held 
since 1916, in order to become treasurer of the 
Greenwich (Conn.) Water and Gas Company 
and subsidiaries. 

Mr. Willard's period of service for the Com- 
monwealth has been one of noteworthy ac- 
complishments both for the State and for those 
who serve it. As president of the Commonwealth 
Service Association, an organization of state 
employees, he has been a tireless worker for a 
just reorganization and reclassification of the 
grades and groups of employment. A result of 
some of his efforts may be seen in the reclassi- 
fication bill recently passed by the State Leg- 
islature. He is also treasurer of the Middlesex 
County Extension Service and the Waltham 
Country Club. 

As an alumnus of the College, Mr. Willard 
has been both generous and thoughtful, — 
always a loyal supporter of the Associate 
Alumni. During his undergraduate days he 
was a prominent member of his class and an 
athlete of no mean ability. His fraternity is 
Phi Sigma Kappa. 

'26 Elsie E. Nickerson is teaching Home 
Economics in the Peterboro, N.H., High School. 
She also bears the title of "Dean of Girls". Her 
address is 8 School St., Peterboro, N.H. 

Musical Clubs 

The men's musical clubs made their debut to 
the public at Leeds, Mass., December 8. Their 
program was versatile and the performance was 
well done for a "first night". 

The numbers which are being rehearsed under 
the coaching of Mrs. A. B. Beaumont have more 
of popular appeal than has been the case for 
some years past. The men have found that 
collegia:e talent is far more effective in such 
scngs as "Rolling down to Rio" and "Song of 
the Western Men" than in those of more 
serious vein. 

The regular program includes four appear- 
ances of the Glee Club and at least one of the 
orchestra. A solo number of negro spirituals 
by a negro artist, a specialty dancing act, a 
short Shakespearian tragedy in song, single and 
double quartet numbers, readings, swiss yodel- 
ing, and banjo solos, — these are some of the 
features you may expect to hear at Aggie 
ci in erts this season. The orchestra will be 
ready to play for dancing after all concerts. 

The Glee Club has Clarence H. Parsons '27 
of North Amherst, as leader this year. Leslie 
R. Smith, Jr. '2S of Hadley, leads the orchestra, 
and Miriam H. Huss '29 of Newton Centre, the 
Girls' Glee Club. 

A tentative trip to the eastern part of the 
state- is planned for about the first week in 
March. Additional concerts may be arranged 
for this trip by getting in touch with the mana- 
ger, Lewis II. Whitaker. Miss Ruth Davison 
of the Girl's Glee Club, is also anxious to book 
concerts in the neighborhood of Amherst. 

We call attention again in this column to the 
fact that the- undergraduates in this, as in other 
college activities, eagerly await the co-operation 
ol brother and sister alumni, who, as members 
of local organizations, arc in a position to 
sponsor concerts in their localities. It is a fore- 
gone conclusion that the success of any club 
depends in large measure on the stage experi- 
ence which they acquire eluring the season. 
This is your chance to Boost Old Aggie. 

The Aggie Revue 

An old time Aggie Revue was presented on 
December 10 in Stockbrielge Hal!. It consisted 
of several vaudeville acts of good snappy music 
and comedy. This took the place of the campus 
moving picture, which with a scenario written 
by Professor Frank Prentice Rand and Neil C. 
Robinson '27 and executed by the Roister 
Doisters was to have made up this year's Revue. 
This picture will be shown later on in the winter 

The freshman stunt was a three-act skit 
"I Was Ever Thus", showing the life of a 
freshman in 1870, in 1926, and in 1950. Read- 
ings, dancing, orchestra and vocal solos, solos 
on a homemade violin, and a scene entitled 
"If Men Played Cards As Women Do" all 
combined to keep the audience in good humor 
during more than three hours. Undergraduate 
talent is not lacking, after all. It needs only a 
little encouragement and opportunity to bring 
it out. 

Alumni Meet at Hartford, Conn. 

The alumni of Hartford and vicinity gathered 
at the Trinity Restaurant in Hartford to the 
number of fourteen. Prof. Welles, who was the 
guest of the evening from the College, reviewed 
the situation at Aggie in every field of en- 
deavor to the interest of all those present. 
Dr. J. E. Root '76 represented the oldest class 
in attendance at the gathering. To Peter J., 
Cascio '21 goes the credit for this successful 
meeting. It was voted that he should arrange 
for a meeting in Hartford again next year. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, Dec. 24, 1926 


'17 Michael J. McNamara, former manager 
of the Producers' Dairy Co., Brockton, for a 
number of years, recently accepted the manager- 
ship of the Dolbey Ice Cream Co., Providence, 
R. I, He is residing at 113 Sumter Street, 

'21 Herbert L. Geer is now engaged in 
U. S. D. A. inspection work on fruits and 
vegetables under the U. S. Bureau of Agri- 
cultural Economics at 102 Warren Street, 
New York City. 

'21 Gordon K. Hurd reports a new address 
at 53 So. Maple St., Westfield, Mass. Alumni 
who are fitting out the home should look over 
his line of Planet Electric Dishwashers. 

'21 Richard B. Lambert is making a success 
of the Yankee Orchards on East Street, Pitts- 
field, Mass., from all reports. 

'21 "Bob" Starkey who has been engaged 
in teaching and research work at the University 
of Minnesota during the past two years is back 
at his former location in the Department of 
Soil Microbiology, Experiment Station, New 
Brunswick, N.J. 

'22 Otto Degener, who is teaching and 
doing research work in systematic botany at 
the University of Hawaii, is at present engaged 
in the interesting work of revising the flora of 
Hawaii. His home address is 2220 Van Couver 
Highway, Honolulu, T.H. 

'22 Harry A. Murray has entered the field 
of educational service in accepting a teaching 
position at Grove City, Pa. His home address 
is 409 Oakland Ave., Grove City. 

'22 Harry J. Talmage is going strong with 
the Berkshire County Extension Service. He is 
County Agricultural Agent having succeeded 
Laurence A. Bevan '13. 

'22 C. Raymond Vinton announces a change 
of address from Sebring, Florida to 12 Wool- 
worth Building, Orlando, Florida. 

w'22 Clyde N. Partington, who is a junior 
pathologist with the U. S. Bureau of Plant 
Industry at Portland, Oregon, tells us of his 
work which has to do with the control of the 
dreaded white pine blister rust in the Pacific 
Northwest, a scourge which is gradually making 
severe inroads into the forests of that region. 

In Agricultural Vocations and Research 

(Continued from Page 1) 

A third source of occupation is actual farm- 
ing, and the interests of Aggie girls in this 
business extend from Pomology to poultry and 
to pure-bred livestock. Some of them are doing 
farm management work for women's institu- 
tions, others are working on large farms, and 
others are the owners of farms on which they 
carry on a variety of interests. A few girls are 
working for florists, and one girl who is still in 
college has been receiving an averaging income 
of about $1,000 a summer for the last four 
years raising flowers. She plans to open her 
own retail flower shop next year. 

Research work is being carried on by several 
graduates in connection with graduate study. 
For example Eleanor Chase '22 is doing re- 
search in nutrition with Dr. Sherman of Colum- 
bia while working for a Ph.D., and Martha Epps 
'24 is doing research at the University of Minne- 
sota under Dr. Black, while getting her M.S. in 
agricultural economics. Another girl is doing 
experimental work in a Boston hospital. Still 
another is studying at Mrs. Prince's School of 
Merchandising, Boston, Mass. 

Many other interests would have to be in- 
cluded in a complete discussion of what the 
Aggie girl is doing. Of course, probably as 
many of them are married and occupying them- 
.selves caring for a home and family, as are in 
any other single profession. These general 
Classifications, however, do indicate the more 
important professions which have been entered 
by M.A.C. alumnae. 

Mary J. Foley '24 


(Continued from Page 1) 
as much vividness and joy as tho' they were 
affairs of yesterday." 

Willis S. Fisher '98 is credited with the goodly 
showing of twenty-two alumni including their 
wives who met at Providence. 

Springfield, Mass. 
The M.A.C. Club of Hampden County met 
at the University Club, Hotel Bridgeway, 
Springfield, on World Aggie Night under the 
leadership of Herbert W. Headle '13 and Arthur 
C. Curtis '94 assisted by a strong committee 
from among the local alumni. A good turnout 
of Aggie men was secured to listen to President 
Lewis on the administration of the College and 
to Prof. Walter J. Campbell, acting president 
of Springfield College regarding the amicable 
relations between the two colleges during the 
many past years. 

The Club elected officers for next year making 
Herbert W. Headle, president and Richard R. 
Hartwell '19, secretary. 

Washington, D. C. 
A record attendance was secured for the 
M.A.C. Club of Washington, D.C., when a 
total of forty-six alumni and friends of the 
College met on Thursday, November 18, at the 
Garden House of the Grace Dodge Hotel. The 
program was unique in that it featured an "All 
Star Cast" of the Club assisted by distinguished 
guests and artists. Two of the distinguished 
guests were none other than our own new 
President, Edward M. Lewis and former Presi- 
dent Kenyon L. Butterfield, whose talks were 
greatly appreciated by all. 

The banquet menu was supplemented by 
butter and cheese direct from the M.A.C. dairy. 
The Massachusetts Society of Washington 
assisted with the decorations which comprised 
of both State flags and Aggie banners, while 
various class groups among the Washington 
alumni made possible several of the important 
details of the program. 

Aggie campus doings were portrayed, to the 
accompanyment of music, by means of moving 
pictures showing recent activities of the College. 
James T. Nicholson '16, accompanied by Miss 
Susan Brown Korner, made possible a "Moment 
Musicale" which vastly delighted the audience. 
The officers elected for the coming year are: 
J. W. Wellington '08, President; H. J. Clay '14, 
1st Vice-President; Perez Simmons '16, 2nd 
Vice-President; S. W. Mendum TO, Secretary- 
Treasurer; and J. T. Nicholson '16, choragus. 

Much credit is due the retiring officers of the 
club for their untiring efforts in making the 
meeting a success. 

Concord, Mass. 
"The World Aggie Night at Concord proved 
to be one of the most successful affairs we have 
ever held. A total of ninety-four were present, 
some of the alumni brought their wives and at 
least one co-ed was present. The usual good 
dinner, good music, with stories, singing, cheers, 
etc., gave everyone a good time and the whole 
crowd entered into the spirit of the occasion. 

"A committee was appointed to investigate 
possible co-operation with the Boston alumni 
in order that both clubs might have meetings 
at different times of the year. 

"The entire body voted to extend to "Kid" 
Gore a resolution of hearty support and appre- 
ciation of the difficulties with which he has had 
to contend during the past football season." 

James W. Dayton '13 is due much of the 
credit for the record success of the meeting. 


F Arthur I. Bourne. "Oil Sprays Control 
Spruce Gall Louse." Massachusetts Agricul- 
tural Review, July, 1926. 

F Joseph S. Chamberlain with C. S. Browne. 
"Chemistry in Agriculture." Book published by 
the Chemical Foundation. 

F Frank A. Hays and Sanborn. "Broodiness 
in Relation to Fecundity in the Domestic Fowl." 
Technical Bulletin, No. 7, March, 1926. "Winter 
Cycle and Winter Pause in Relation to Winter 
and Annual Egg Production." Technical Bulle- 
tin, No. 9, September, 1926. "Annual Persis- 
tency in Relation to Winter and Annual Egg 
Production." Technical Bulletin, No. 9, Sept., 
1926. (Hays alone). "Inheritance of Plumage 
Color in the Rhode Island Red Breed of Domes- 
tic Fowl." In Genetics, September, 1926. Hays 
and Sumbardo. "Physical Characters of Eggs 
in Relation to Hatchability." Poultry Science 
(in press). 

F S. C. Hubbard. "Roses and Their Cul- 
ture." Book published by Orange Judd Com- 

F Victor A. Rice. "Breeding and Improve- 
ment of Farm Animals." Textbook published 
by McGraw-Hill Company, New York. 


(Continued from Page 3, Col. 1) 


The basketball season opens on January 8 
with Clark University playing at M.A.C. 
(Complete schedule of games appeared in the 
November issue.) Coach Gore with his assis- 
tants "Red" Ball '21 and Ray Smiley '26 have 
been working hard to get the team into shape 
during the past eight weeks. Among other 
alumni who have been of valuable assistance is 
Ralph Stedman '20 of Springfield. The leading 
candidates for the team are Captain Parten- 
heimer, Griffin, and Thomas, three letter men, 
and Murdough and Reed. 

This year for the first time there will be an 
outside schedule for the junior varsity. If this 
experiment works the junior varsity team will 
be scheduled with other sports another season. 

"Kid" Gore is developing some good freshman 
basketball players and there is no reason why 
they should not come through with a good 
season if they are eligible after the Christmas 
recess. "Charlie" Reed '26 is going to bring his 
Winchester, N. H., high school team to Amherst 
to play the freshmen. "Dame" Grayson '23 
will also visit with his Attleboro high school 


(Continued from Page 2) 

or with so-called moral victories and always 
fought right up to the last whistle. And the 
last point I want to make is that we are in no 
way satisfied with the results and started on 
the bus trip home from Medford to lay plans 
to return Aggie to the football win column. 

"Kid" Gore. 

Wrestling and boxing has already started for 
the winter meets in the old social union room in 
North College. It is creating much interest 
among the students and the majority of the 
football men are keeping fit during the winter 
months by one or the other of these sports. 
The interclass basketball series ended in a tie 
between the juniors and the sophomores. 
Interfraternity basketball and interclass hockey 
will start soon after the Christmas holidays. 

Coach Gore and Captain Amstein were guests 
at the annual Northampton high school foot- 
ball banquet on December 16. Among the 
other guests present were Coach McLaughry 
and Captain Broda of Brown LTniversity and 
Coach Cavanaugh of Fordham. "Kid" Gore 
was also a speaker on December 14 at the 
meeting of the Berkshire County Officials 
Association at Pittsfield. 

'26 Alton H. Gustafson is a graduate assis- 
tant in Biology in Williams College. He will 
welcome news of the members of '26, especially 
as to their new addresses, positions, etc., for 
the permanent class file. 

'26 Herbert "Buddy" Moberg is athletic 
director at Wilbraham Academy, Wilbraham, 




Vol. VIII. R TuTJnteT Amherst, Massachusetts, Jan. 25, 1927 fa ^^^££*»-- No. 6 



Alumni at Worcester Meetings 

R. Walter Hurlburt '18 and Bena G. Erhard 
'19 (now Mrs. William P. Suzan) recently 
demonstrated the value of a college education 
at M.A.C. when they were the recipients of 
gold medal awards from the Massachusetts 
State Department of Agriculture. 

The awarding of these gold medals at the 
hands of Commissioner of Agriculture, Arthur 
W. Gilbert '04, took place at the annual banquet 
of the Union Agricultural Meeting, Hotel 
Bancroft, Worcester, January 5. 

Owns "All-American" Bull Calf 

As Louis M. Lyons '18 of the Boston Globe 
puts it, "R. Walter Hurlburt probably has done 
more to demonstrate what an agricultural 
college education can do in the right place 
than any of his mates or teachers in the years 
he was at Aggie." "Wall" is in the dairy and 
Holstein breeding business in Ashley Falls, 
Mass. He served overseas in the World War 
and was partially disabled. He returned to the 
home farm upon graduating from M.A.C. 
Since that time he and his father have built 
up a herd of 43 pure bred Holsteins entirely 
clean of tuberculosis and have shown their 
animals at many of the agricultural fairs, 
winning many prizes. Among Walter's prized 
possessions is a bull calf which has recently 
been voted by the Holstein Breeders' Associ- 
ation as the "All-American" bull calf, 1926. 

As a demonstration of what can be done with 
a limited amount of capital, the original Hurl- 
burt investment in beginning the pure bred 
business was $1800. Today the Hurlburt herd 
could not be purchased for less than §7,000. 
But Walter, not satisfied with merely being 
part-owner of one of the coming stock farms of 
theState, israpidly assuming many added respon- 
sibilities as a leader in his community. He was 
director of the Southern Berkshire Cow Test 
Association and a strong supporter of the state 
tuberculosis law that was passed in 1922. He 
is a director of the Berkshire National Farm 
Loan Association and a member of the executive 
committee of the Berkshire County Farm 
Bureau. In fact, Hurlburt is doing much to 
demonstrate what an agricultural college edu- 
cation is good for on the farm and in the com- 

Bena Erhard '19 Successful Organizer 

Bena G. Erhard '19 the only woman gradu- 
ate of M.A.C. to have the honor of receiving 
the State award at Worcester for conspicuous 
service in agriculture, has been a successful 
county club agent in Hampshire and Barnstable 
counties. On the Cape she organized the 
Barnstable County 4-H Service Club, an or- 
ganization which has drawn into club work 
many of the finest young people in every town 
on the Cape. All her work in the Extension 
Service has been of high quality. With refer- 
ence to her recent marriage to Mr. William P. 
Suzan and resignation as club agent, state 
leader of county club agents, George L. Farley, 
is correct in his statement, "What's the Exten- 
sion Service's loss is Bill's gain". 

Among those to whom gold medals were also 
awarded for superior agricultural achievement 
(Continued on Page 4 col. 2) 



Fraternity Banquets 
Saturday, Feb. 12 

No set program will be conducted lor 
alumni who return to the campus on 
February 12 to attend the various fra- 
ternity initiation banquets. It is an 
opportunity for you to come back to 
your Alma Mater and move as the spirit 
moves you. 

The Associate Alumni will keep open 
house and registration facilities in Mem- 
orial Hall for the convenience and plea- 
sure of alumni. 

The big events of the day will be the 
M.A.C. -Williams hockey game at 2 p. m., 
the Interfraternity Sing in Bowker Audi- 
torium immediately afterwards and the 
fraternity banquets in the evening. Ad- 
ditions to the schedule of fraternity 
banquets as listed in the December num- 
ber of the Bulletin are: 

Alpha Sigma Phi— Draper Hall, M.A.C. 
at 8 p.m. 

Kappa Gamma Phi — At the fraternity 
house, Amherst. 

New York Alumni Banquet 
Saturday, January 29 

Time — 7 p. m., Saturday, January 29. 

Place — Fraternity Clubs Building, 38th 
Street and Madison Avenue, New York 

Speakers — President Edward M. Lewis 
and Arthur W. Gilbert '04, Commissioner 
of Agriculture for Massachusetts. 

All Aggie men within reach and mem- 
bers of the M.A.C. Club of New York 
City invited. Several novelties and stunts 
are planned. 

If you attended a World Aggie Night 
meeting this year you will want to come 
to this gathering. If you missed the 
November meeting you will want to come 

The M.A.C. Song Contest 

Here is an opportunity lor you erstwhile 
composers and poets! A niche in Aggie's hall 
of fame awaits you for but the writing of a song. 

The Alumni Academics Club announces the 
M.A.C. Song Contest which is open to all four- 
year undergraduates and all alumni of the 
four-year course at M.A.C. The purpose of 
this contest is to secure a College marching 
song. It is the desire of the Alumni Academics 
Club to have included in this song the tradi- 
tions and spirit of M.A.C. in such a manner 
that it will inspire the alumni and undergradu- 
ates and all those who may hear it. A prize of 
ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS is offered by the 
club for the best song submitted. 

Write to the Alumni Office for further inform- 


New Gifts Announced 

Alumni and friends of the College will be 
interested to learn about the recent gifts which 
have been made to the College or in "support of 
its work. 

Mr. Charles A. Gleason, a trustee of the 
institution up to the time of his death, left 
••$5,000 to be used for the College as the Trustees 
may decree. Mr. Gleason served the institution 
as trustee for thirty-six years and was during 
all that time a very loyal worker. 

By the will of the late Porter L. Newton, a 
well-known dairyman of Waltham, the College 
will receive a sum estimated at approximately 
$23,000, the income from which will be used as 
scholarships to aid worthy students to gain an 
education in agriculture at M.A.C. 

The late Rear Admiral George Holcomb 
Barber, who was graduated from M.A.C. in the 
class of 1885, left the College the sum of $5,000. 
L'nder the terms of this bequest the income of 
the fund is to be used for the encouragement 
of general athletics among the student body as 
a whole, in such a manner as shall be designated 
by the president of the College. 

H. H. Ward and D. K. Bangs Gifts 

In addition to the above gifts the present en- 
dowments which are available to needy students 
of the College are the H. H. Ward and the 
D. K. Bangs funds. The former fund provides 
an income of from $5,000 to $6,000 a year for 
the use of students from Hampshire County 
only. The money is given in the form of scholar- 
ships in amounts of about $300 per student 
yearly. The D. K. Bangs fund provides help 
for about 37 students and amounts to $3,900, 
which is loaned at a nominal rate of interest, 
loan and interest to be paid before graduation. 

We are without further definite information 
but are given to understand that by the will 
of the late Lotta Crabtree, noted actress and 
philanthropist, the income from a sum esti- 
mated as high as $2,000,000 is to be made 
available to M.A.C. graduates to aid them in 
establishing themselves in farming in Massa- 

Crane Scholarships 

The family of the late Frederick G. Crane of 
Dalton has presented to the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College a gift of $25,000 to estab- 
lish a fund in memory of Frederick G. Crane. 
By means of the income from this fund, which 
has been in operation about a year, worthy 
undergraduate four-year students of limited 
financial resources are aided in attending the 
College, preference being given to residents of 
Berkshire County. Grants made from this 
fund are being known as Frederick G. Crane 

These gifts indicate an wakening interest on 
the part of people outside of the College in the 
work of the institution, and it is the hope of 
President Lewis that the future will bring forth 
many more gifts of this sort, both for the aid of 
students and for the endowment of the institu- 
tion. It is felt that our College is as deserving 
as are the many other institutions which re- 
ceive such rich endowments. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, Jan. 25, 1927 


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Entered as second class matter, March IV 
1920, at the Postoffice at Amherst, Mass. 
■nder the Acts of March 3, 1879 

William L. Doran '15, Chairman 


Roland H. Verbeck '08 

Linus H. Jones '16 

Richard W. Smith '21 

Luther B. Arrington '23 

Earle S. Carpenter '24 

Miss Mary Foley '24 

Elmer E. Barber '26 

Ernest S. Russell '16, ex officio 

William I. Goodwin '18, ex officio 

Address all communications to The Alumni Office, M. A. C, Amherst, Mass. 



Howard A. Parsons w '82 

Friends and classmates will regret to learn of 
the death of Howard A. Parsons, of the class 
of 1882, who died on November 26, 1926 in 
Dickinson Hospital, Northampton, Mass. Death 
was due to complications following a serious 

Howard A. Parsons and eighty-one others 
entered M.A.C. in September, 1878. He was 
born in Enfield, Connecticut, attended Enfield 
schools and prepared for college at Wilbraham 
Academy. He did not finish the full course at 
M.A.C, but while there leaned toward the 
work in the Botany Department that then had 
control of all property east of the North Amherst 
road. At that time work in all departments was 
done largely by students. In 1882 he married 
Hattie Harrington of North Amherst, bought 
a farm there and since that time has operated 
a dairy and fruit farm. 

Mr. Parsons was ever loyal to what he liked 
and believed in. His loyalty to the M.A.C. was 
shown in sending his four sons there. Albert 
of the class of 1903, who is now a milk dealer 
and farmer at North Amherst; Samuel, class of 
1911, now Associate Professor of Physics at the 
University of Arkansas; Edward, class of 1919, 
left college his senior year to study medicine at 
Michigan University and is now a medical 
missionary in China; and Clarence, who is a 
member of the present senior class, 1927. His 
only daughter is Librarian of the public library 
at Easthampton, Mass. 

He was a faithful Christian and loyal to 
Christian institutions, joining the North Amherst 
church in 1880, serving as a deacon there from 
1910 till his death and as Sunday school super- 
intendent for 25 years. It was in this church 
that his funeral was held. He was a member 
of the Amherst Grange and for three years was 
Master. At one time he was delegate to the 
Massachusetts Board of Agriculture. Very loyal 
was he to the old New England home life. He 
loved and enjoyed his home and farm, which he 
called "H-A-P-piness Farm". 

M. B.Kingman '82 

Wallace C. Forbush '13 

With the death of Wallace Clifford Forbush 
on November 15, nine of the ninety-two who 
graduated in the class of 1913 have passed into 
the great beyond. "Forbie" as he was known 
to his classmates and friends, had been fighting 
tuberculosis for several years; although he knew 
it must be a losing fight in the end, he never 
gave up, never lost his courage. Death was 
due to an attack of pneumonia which came on 
at Oteen, North Carolina, where he had gone 
voluntarily in an attempt to improve his health. 
Mrs. Forbush had also gone to Oteen where she 
was employed as a teacher. He leaves his 
mother and father, a sister, his wife and a son, 
Wallace C, Jr. 

Forbush was always a loyal and enthusiastic 
member of the class of 1913. After graduation 
he was located in Porto Rico for several years 
where he became Professor of Agronomy in the 

University of Porto Rico. During the World 
War he was a second lieutenant in the infantry 
branch and saw service in Porto Rico where he 
had charge of native troops. Later he returned 
to his Alma Mater where he served as a mem- 
ber of the faculty. Following about a year of 
service at M.A.C. he attended Cornell Univ. 
where he took graduate studies in agronomy. 
His illness finally made it necessary for him to 
give up professional work but his interest and 
spirit never waned. He was a charter member 
of Beta Kappa Phi, now Alpha Gamma Rho. 

I know that Mrs. Forbush would not be un- 
willing that fellow alumni, especially his class- 
mates, should know what she wrote me: "Wallace 
was a wonderfully brave soldier to the very end, 
so much so that the doctors and nurses all 
marvelled at his spirit. You who knew him well 
when he was in good health may not understand 
what a fight he had to make. But he was so 
courageous that I have not been able myself to 
be any less so at any time and I hope his little 
boy will be like him." 

Clark L. Thayer ' 13 

William J. Clark w'73 

Word has been received from W. B. Clark 
of the death on October 17, 1926 of his father 
William J. Clark, class of 1873. 

Mr. Clark entered M.A.C. in September, 1870, 
from his home city, Cincinnati, Ohio. While at 
M.A.C. he took a prominent part in the college 
and class activities being particularly interested 
in editorial work and in the College Glee Club. 
He was a member of the D.G.K. fraternity. 

Since 1872 Mr. Clark was engaged in the 
manufacture of sheet metal specialties at 
Salem, Ohio, where he resided at the time of 
his death. 


'75 Dr. William P. Brooks to Mrs. Grace L. 
Holden at Amherst, Mass., January 1, 1927. 

w'18 Sumner F. Chamberlain to Miss Bertha 
M. Bancroft at Worcester, Mass., June 23, 1926. 
They are residing at 127 June Street, Worcester. 

'19 Miss Bena G. Erhard to William P. 
Suzanat East Milton, Mass., December 26, 1926. 

'20 Glendon R. Derick to Miss Jane Roberts 
Riggs at Miami, Florida, September 4, 1926. 

w'24 Elisha F. Bliss, Jr. to Miss Cora B. 
Thomas at Hopewell, N. J., July 25, 1926. 


'24 James L. Williams to Miss Dorothy P. 
Wallace of Holyoke, Mass., on January 1, 1927. 


'13 A daughter, Leita, to Mr. and Mrs. S. 
Miller Jordan, September 18, 1926, at Los 
Mochis, Sinaoloa, Mexico. 

'16 A daughter, Ruth Lois, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Abraham Strauss, November 20, 1926 at 
Roxbury, Mass. 

w'20 A daughter, Elizabeth to Mr. and Mrs. 
Francis C. Chase, September, 1926. 

'23 A son, Charles Richmond, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Richmond H. Sargent, November 26, 
1926 at Winthrop, Maine. 


Executive Committee Meets 

The Executive Committee of the Board of 
Directors of the Associate Alumni met on 
December 22 and conducted the following 

1. President Lewis, meeting with the Com- 
mittee, made several suggestions relative to 
future World Aggie Night meetings and other 
alumni gatherings. He particularly expressed 
the desire to have the opportunity to meet 
more of the alumni groups at the various meet- 
ings. He also gave the committee a complete 
review of the M.A.C. building program situ- 
ation, explaining particularly the Trustees' 
request for the erection of at least one unit of 
a_ physical education building during the com- 
ing year. 

2. The Committee discussed World Aggie 
Night and received recommendations relative 
to further plans of the Association on this 

3. The Committee approved the treasurer's 
report which showed that S1785 had been re- 
ceived as additional contributions from 108 
alumni toward the Memorial Building deficit 
and voted to pay off as large amount as possi- 
ble on the outstanding note at once as well as 
to send out a second call for additional con- 

4. The monthly budget report showing a 
balance of $399.17 was approved and vote of 
appreciation for this good showing was tendered 
the secretary and his assistant. 

5. It was voted that the treasurer investigate 
the possibilities of investing the Alumni Fund 
to better advantage. 

6. The report on Alumni Home-Coming Day 
was approved. 

7. The report on the Mills Portrait was 

8. A second drive for funds to complete the 
amount necessary for the Hasbrouck portrait 
was approved. 

9. Action was taken regarding several Mem- 
orial Building pledges in accordance with the 
authority granted the Committee. 

Alumni Participate in 

N. E. Marketing Conference 

Alumni were out in force at the Farm Market- 
ing Conference held at the State House, Boston, 
December 9 and 10. So also were officers in the 
College — four out of the six special commodity 
group committees reporting being served either 
by alumni or College officers as chairmen. 
Many of the speakers, also, were or have been 
identified witn the College in one way or another. 

A list of those present associated with the 
College follows: W. A. Munson '05, Director of 
Extension, M.A.C; Arthur W. Gilbert '04, 
Commissioner of Agriculture of Massachusetts; 
Frank P. Washburn '96, Commissioner of Agri- 
culture of Maine; John Chandler, Trustee 
M.A.C; B. W. Ellis '13, Director of Extension,' 
Connecticut; I. G. Davis, Professor of Agricul- 
tural Economics, Connecticut, former graduate 
student at M.A.C; H. F. Tompson '05, farmer 
and editor of the "American Produce Grower"; 
Westley Bronson, New England Milk Producers' 
Association, formerly of the faculty of M.A.C; 
Louis Lyons '18, special reporter for the Boston 
Globe; Frederick Waugh '22, Director of State 
Bureau of Markets; with Dr. Cance, Professor 
Koon, Professor Graham, Professor Vount, 
Professor Sawtelle, Professor Fawcett of the 
College; and County Agent Tomlinson of 

All of the foregoing participated in the 
program — the list does not include, and of course 
could not include, the large number of alumni 
in attendance at the conference. 

The Massachusetts Agricu ltural College, Alumni Bulletin, Jan. 25, 1927 



"Kid" Gore's All-Valley Quintet, the new 
combination which represents M.A.C. on the 
basketball floor, started the season with a 
26 to 10 victory over Clark University in a 
game played at the Drill Hall, Saturday, Janu- 
ary 8. The contest was marked by the aggres- 
sive attitude displayed by both teams and the 
creditable defense shown by M.A.C. At the 
end of the first half the score was 7 to 7, but in 
the second half the team came back with a 
rush, running up its total to 20 points before 
the Clark five could garner a single point. 

Captain Shanahan was easily the star for 
Clark, but Mass. Aggie boasted no outstanding 
lights. The team work of the quintet was its 
greatest asset. The men who played for Aggie 
were Captain Merrill H. Partenheimer '27, rg; 
Edwin L. Murdough '27 and Norman B. Nash 
'27, lg; Raymond G. Griffin '27, rf; Roland E. 
Reed '28, If; and Howard Thomas '28, c. 

The junior varsity basketball team has some 
very premising material and should come 
through the season with a clear slate. To date 
it has won the two games played. 

The freshman basketball team has won its 
two games to date against Smith Agricultural 
School 29-10 and Attleboro High 19-17. The 
latter game required an overtime period, as it 
ended in a 15-point tie. In the 3-minute over- 
time period, however, the freshmen scored two 
baskets to one by Attleboro. Ellert was high 
scorer for the freshmen, while Burbank and 
Mann played well in the defense positions. 

Interfraternity basketball is well under way 
with fourteen teams in competition. To date 
ten games have been played and the following 
fraternities still have a clear slate: Kappa Epsi- 
lon, Theta Chi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Phi Sigma 
Kappa, Alpha Gamma Rho, and Kappa Sigma. 

Basketball Cup 
to be Awarded Annually 

The donation by an anonymous alumnus of 
a cup to be known as the George Henry Richards 
Cup, which is to be presented annually to the 
man who shows the greatest improvement in 
basketball during the season, was recently 
announced by the college athletic authorities. 
Leadership, sportsmanship, and individual and 
team play will be considered in making the 
award. The cup is given as a memorial to 
George Henry Richards, a Springfield boy, who 
died January 13, 192U. Richards entered 
M.A.C. in the fall of 1916 and was admired not 
only for his enviable record as a student and 
an athlete, but his cheerful personality, warm- 
ness of heart and helping hand endeared him to 
all who knew him. 


President Lewis will speak over the radio 
from Station WEEI on February 1 in connec- 
tion with the extensive educational program 
which is being carried on from that popular 
Boston station. 


Samuel T. Dana, for three years director of 
the Northeastern Forest Experiment Station 
with headquarters at M.A.C. has been made 
provisional dean of the new school of forestry 
at the University of Michigan. 

There has just been published by Orange 
Judd Publishing Company of New York City 
the third edition of Professor VVaugh's Land- 
scape Gardening. The first edition of this 
textbook was published twenty-seven years ago. 
It has now been thoroughly revised, consider- 
able matter added and completely re-illus- 

Fred D. Griggs '13 Honored 

Fred D. Griggs '13 continues to hold the 
confidence oi his constituency, according to the 
results of this fall's election at Springfield. 
Fred was unopposed in his re-election for an- 
other term of service in the Massachusetts State 
Legislature from his Springfield district. His 
victory adds another name to the growing list 
of M.A.C. alumni who are recognized leaders 
in their communities. 

Basketball in Olden Days 

January 23, 1926 — Captain "Johnnie" Tem- 
ple's basketball club defeated Clark University 

January 31, 1922 — Captain "Hank" Gowdy's 
Valley Five started the running streak of nine 
straight games by defeating Boston University 

January 20, 1917 — Captain "Em" Grayson's 
team played the first intercollegiate basketball 
game for Aggie since 1909. It won against 
Connecticut Aggie 33-12. The players were 
Emory E. Grayson '17, Alfred Sedgwick w'18, 
Forrest Grayson '18, Arthur M. McCarthy '19, 
Allan L. Pond '19. 

January 26, 1907 — Captain "Red" Gillett's 
team beat Connecticut Aggie 24-16 in the Drill 
Hall. The stars were Edward J. Burke '10 and 
George R. Cobb '08. 

January 22, 19(12 — Captain John M. Dellea's 
team beat Ludlow 42-15. Michael F. Ahearn 
'04 was a forward on the team. This was the 
first collegiate basketball team Aggie put in 
the field and it was a great credit to the College. 
That same yearthey won gamesagainst Wesleyan 
and Trinity. 

Season of 1892 — The first basketball rules 
were published. 

Burt L. Hartwell '89 
Receives Merited Recognition 

At the recent meeting of. the American 
Society of Agronomy, Director Burt L. Hart- 
well '89, of the Rhode Island Experiment 
Station was honored by being elected a Fellow 
ol that Society. He was one of five to receive 
that honor at the meeting. This election was a 
recognition, well deserved and long merited, of 
the outstanding work done by Director Hart- 
well in the field of soil fertility and plant nutri- 
tion. The plant built up by Director Hartwell 
on the foundation of work done by Dr. H. J. 
Wheeler '83, for many years Director of the 
Station, is outstanding in its field and second 
to none in the country. 

Memorial Hall Interests Artists 

The A rchitcctural Forum for November con- 
tains photographs of Memorial Hall, outside 
and inside, which are interesting at least to an 
Aggie man. 

A picture of the building clothed in winter 
array also appears on a small Christmas calendar 
which is being published by the College. 

Academic Activities Awards 

At a meeting of the Academic Activities 
Board on January 11 it was voted to award 
gold medals to the following undergraduates 
lor academic activity accomplishments: Charles 
F. Clagg '27 of Barnstable, Ruth E. Davison 
27 of West Springfield, William L. Dole '27 of 
Medford, Harry C. Nottebaert '27 of Lexington, 
Clarence H. Parsons '27 of North Amherst, 
Neil C. Robinson '27 of Arlington Heights and 
Lewis H. Whitaker '27 of Hadley. 

Silver medal awards were also made to the 
following men: Kenneth A. Bartlett '28 of 
Dorchester, Donald H. Campbell '27 of Shirley, 
Kenneth W. Milligan '27 of State Line, and 
John E. White '27 of Abington. 

Musical Clubs 

The Men's Musical Clubs have started off 
the year rather ambitiously with four concerts 
already to their credit. Performances in Hadley, 
Florence, Greenfield, and Belchertown were very 
well received. These concerts have served to 
provide the experience which is essential to the 
clubs' success, and prospects for the remainder 
ol the winter term are encouraging. 

A concert is to be given in Easthampton on 
Friday, January 2S, in Monson on February 4, 
and later, on February 25, the annual home 
appearance on the Social Union program will 
take place. Then at the end of February or 
first of March — dates not definitely determined 
\et — a concert tour of the eastern part of the 
state is planned, which will probably include 
stops at . Auburndale, Concord, Holden, and 

The Girls' Glee Club is to give concerts at 
North Amherst and Amherst during February, 
besides the joint appearance with the men's 
clubs in Stockbridge Hall, February 25. 

Alumni who have tuned in on Station WBZ, 
Springfield, Mass., for the past three Saturday- 
nights have had the pleasure of listening to 
well-known Aggie music. This particular hour 
has so far been devoted mainly to contributions 
from the Musical Clubs. The first broadcast 
featured a double quartet from the men's club, 
the second week "Jakie" Haertl's Orchestra 
and last week the Girls' Glee Club. The success 
of the venture seems assured, as both the 
performers and the radio fans are enthusiastic 
in the worthy cause of advertising the College 
by means of "home talent". The programs will 
be continued during February on Saturday 
evening at 6.45 by courtesy of Station WBZ. 

M.A.C. Students Form Outing Club 

Many of the alumni will be much interested 
to learn that an M.A.C. Outing Club has been 
formed on the campus. This organization is 
now well under way and there is a membership 
of about seventy-five. It is the purpose of the 
club to promote interest among the students in 
camping, mountain climbing, skiing, snow-shoe- 
ing, woodcraft and in all outdoor activities. 

Work has already begun on the building of a 
new cabin on the Mt. Toby reservation. For 
those who recall the trails, the new cabin is 
situated about 200 yards off the Woodbury 
Trail, at the foot of the south spur of Toby. 
With good weather and the continuance of 
the present amount of enthusiasm it is expected 
that the cabin will be completed before winter 
sets in. 

A winter program is in progress which in- 
cludes skiing and snowshoe contests. Per- 
haps in later years the Club will be able to hold 
a winter carnival. It is also the plan of the 
Club to give some much needed attention to 

the trails on and about Toby, reblazing and I calling on President Kenyon L. Butter-field a 
clearing them out. | Prof. John D. Willard. 


Judging Teams 

The College Poultry Judging Team accom- 
panied by Prof. Banta of the Poultry Depart- 
ment, competed with five other teams at Madi- 
-' n Square Garden, New York City, January 7, 
in an intercollegiate judging contest. The team 
was made up of James E. Greenaway '27 of 
Springfield, Gordon E. Bearse '28 of Sharon, 
('. P. Ladas '28 of Boston, and Warren j! 
Tufts '28 of Jamaica Plain. Massachusetts was 
led in the totals by North Carolina State, 
University of West Virginia, Cornell, and New- 
Jersey State. 

The College Live Stock Judging Team gained 
considerable experience as a result of its recent 
trip to Chicago, where it competed at the 
International Live Stock Exposition. 

M.A.C. was also represented by the Varsity 
Fruit Judging Team at the recent International 
Fruit Judging Contest at Grand Rapids, Mich. 
Although the team ranked fifth in the stiff com- 
petition at this contest, the educational advan- 
tages of the trip were worthwhile. On the return 
trip the team stopped at Michigan State College, 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, Jan. 25, 1927 


'05 Clarence E. Brett, for many years both 
resident and extension professor in the poultry 
department at the Rhode Island State College, 
has resigned to take up commercial poultry and 
fruit production on a farm in Sterling, Mass. 
He is also engaged by the Massachusetts Asso- 
ciation of Certified Poultry Breeders to assist 
its manager, Oliver S. Flint '17, in inspection 
work. Mr. Brett's mail address is R.F.D., 
Lancaster, Mass. 

w'06 Stanley F. Morse announces that his 
concern, the Morse Agricultural Service, is now 
located at Columbia, S. C. Mr. Morse heads an 
agricultural engineering service which offers a 
practical, experienced, commercial service to 
bankers, farmers' co-operatives, railroads, cor- 
porations, and governments. 

'13 Herbert W. Headle, landscape architect 
of Springfield was the architect who studied 
and arranged the attractive grounds and garden 
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Percy O. Dorr in 
that city. This residence was awarded first 
prize in the Samuel Bowles architectural con- 
test for the best residence built during the year 
in Springfield. 

'15 William R. Sears is now instructing in 
the Landscape School of Domestic Architecture 
and Landscape Architecture, 13 Boylston St., 
Cambridge, Mass. His home address is 302 
Fairfax Hall, Cambridge, Mass. 

'16 Dr. George B. Ray has recently been' 
promoted to Assistant Professor of Physiology 
at Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. 

'19 Carl M. Bogholt is' an assistant to Pro- 
fessor Meiklejohn, former president of Amherst 
College, at the University of Wisconsin, Madi- 
son, Wise. 

'23 Philip Gold reports a change of address 
to 974-46th St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

w'23 Oliver P. Latour is now residing at 
531 Adams Street, Dorchester, Mass. 

'24 Will A. Whitney was a recent visitor 
on campus and left with the Alumni Office his 
good reports of both the Washington, D.C., and 
Penn State World Aggie Night meetings which 
it was his good fortune to attend. 

'25 "Milt" Taylor is continuing his studies 
for an M.S. in chemistry at Iowa State College. 
His work will be complete by next June. 

'26 "Al" Mann is a graduate student in 
dairying at Iowa State College. 

'26 Augustus F. Sweetland is an assistant 
nurseryman with the Shady Lane Farms Nur- 
sery, a 150 acre project in Columbus, Ohio. 
His address is Livingston Ave., Columbus, Ohio. 

w'26 Albert C. Smith has a new address at 
159 Sumner Ave., Springfield, Mass. 

FG Art C. Etter is now a member of the 
firm, Colorcraft Artists, decorators and origi- 
nators of gift glass, at 16135 Euclid Ave., 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

F Prof. McLain, former head of the Animal 
Husbandry Department at M.A.C. was a recent 
visitor among the alumni at Iowa State College. 

F Prof. E. L. Quaif,e, a former member of 
the Animal Husbandry Department at M.A.C, 
together with Mrs. Quaife, attended the World 
Aggie Night meeting at Ames, Iowa. Prof. 
Quaife is now Associate Professor of Animal 
Husbandry in the Extension Service at Iowa 
State College. 

'86 Richard B. Mackintosh announces a 
change in his street address to 27 North Central 
Street, Peabody, Mass. 

'95 George A. Billings, commodity expert 
with the U. S. Tariff Commission, Agricultural 
section, writes of his recent activities in the 
North Central States where he organized an 
investigation of the cost of producing flax seed. 
He also had charge of the field work during the 
past summer in the investigation of the cost of 
producing milk and cream in the New England, 
New York and Philadelphia fluid milk regions 
and also in Canada. 

'26 Miss Evelyn Davis has a new address 
at 18 Cherry Hill, Bellows Falls, Vt. 

'26 Alan F. Flynn reports a change of 
address to Box 535, Sagamore, Mass. 



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were the Wyman Brothers, market gardeners of 
Arlington, in which business a son-in-law, 
Stephen M. Richardson '18 is an active manager; 
Horace A. Moses of Mittineague, an uncle of 

C. W. Moses '16 and a man of whom it may 
be said that he does not consider the making of 
money as the only objective in life; Miss Mildred 
Cahoon of Centerville, Mass., a 4-H club mem- 
ber who has selected M.A.C. as the college of 
her choice, and William Piper of Holden, Mass., 
also a 4-H club member and a prize winner in 
the 1926 M.A.C. poultry judging contest. 

Alumni Take Active Part 
The alumni of M.A.C. were well represented 
at the three-day meeting in Worcester, more 
than forty registering at the M.A.C. booth 
where an educational exhibit was set up under 
the direction of the College Extension Service. 
Alumni were also active in arranging for the 
many agricultural meetings, as speakers on the 
several programs and as officers of the co- 
operating organizations. The executive com- 
mittee and committee on arrangements in- 
cluded Dr. A. W. Gilbert '04, Commissioner of 
Agriculture; H. P. Gilmore sp.'09, president of 
the Massachusetts Fruit Growers' Association; 
R. D. Hawley '18, Secretary of the College; G. 

D. Melican '15, president of the Massachusetts 
Milk Inspectors' Association; H. M. Howard 
'91; W. A. Munson '05, Director of the Exten- 
sion Service; E. S. Carpenter '24 of the Ex- 
tension Service; W. R. Cole w'05, professor of 
horticultural manufactures and secretary of the 
Massachusetts Fruit Growers' Association; and 
S. R. Parker '04; State Leader of County Agents. 

On the program of the Massachusetts' Milk 
Inspectors' Association were G. D. Melican '15 
and J. E. Harper '15 of the Massachusetts 
Guernsey Breeders' Association. W. D. Whit- 
comb '17 and W. L. Doran '15 of the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural Experiment Station and 
F. V. Waugh '22, director of the State Division 
of Markets, were speakers on the program of 
the Fruit Growers' Association. H. F. Tompson 
'05, now in the market gardening business in 
Seekonk, and R. L. Clapp '16, of the Middlesex 
County Farm Bureau, were speakers on the 
program of the Massachusetts State Vegetable 
Growers' Association. W. S. Baker '14 was a 
speaker at one of the poultrymen's meetings. 
The meetings were reported for the Boston 
Globe by Louis M. Lyons '18. 

The union agricultural meeting afforded 
plenty of evidence of the influence of M.A.C, 
through the alumni, on the agriculture of 

w'10 Almon E. Call who until recently was 
located in New York City with the Island 
Creek Coal Company is now with the same 
concern at 1117 State and City Bank Bldg., 
Richmond, Va. 

'26 Walter L. Haynes, who is a shoe sales- 
man for the firm of Morse & Haynes of Spring- 
field, Mass., was a recent campus visitor. 

'26 Miss Barbara A. Huke is attending the 
Yale Graduate School, her aim being a C.P.A. 
degree. Her New Haven address is 102 York 

'26 Basil A. Needham reports a new address 
at 28 Washington Place, New York City. 

'26 "Charlie" Turner is a teacher of science 
and mathematics in the high school at Williams- 
burg, Mass. 

'26 "Monty" White has taken his newly 
acquired bride to Mill Brook, Mass., where he 
is manager of the poultry plant at the John 
Alden House. 

'26 "Don" Williams is now assistant super- 
intendent of the Ascension Farm School, South 
Lee, Mass. 

w'26 James E. Burnham is employed with 
the Hartford Fire Insurance Company. His 
home address is R.F.D. 90, Burnside, Conn. 


'95 Edward A. White. "The Effect of Il- 
luminating Gas on Greenhouse Plants." In 
The Florists' Exchange, Nov. 20, 1926. 

'16 Perez Simmons, senior author on "The 
Insecticidal Property of Carbon Disulphide." 
In Science n. s. Vol. LXIY, No. 1657, Oct. 1, 

'17 Henry G. Dunham, senior author on 
"Brilliant Green Bile Media." In Stain Tech- 
nology, Vol. 1, No. 4, Oct., 1926. 

F Dr. Carl R. Fellers, senior author on 
"Canned Salmon: a Five-Year Correlation 
Study of Certain Quality Factors." In Uni- 
versity of Washington Publications on Fisheries, 
Vol. I, No. 9, pp. 189-204. Senior author on 
"A Bacteriological Study of Canned Salmon." 
In Journal of Bacteriology, Vol. XII, No. 3, 
Sept., 1926. 

'05 H. F. Thompson is editor of The Ameri- 
can Produce Grower, a fine, promising, new 
magazine in the field of vegetable gardening. 
The December number includes an article on 
"Growing and Harvesting Celery," by A. G. 
Bouquet, a former graduate student at M.A.C. 
and another on "The Control of Tomato Leaf 
Mildew in the Greenhouse", by E. F. Guba '19 
of the Market Garden Field Station at Wal- 

Landscapers Publishing 

The faculty and graduates of the Department 
of Landscape Gardening are adding to their 
prestige in the nature of publication. They 
handle a wide variety of subject matter, as can 
be seen from the pages of a recent issue of 
Landscape Architecture, the official magazine of 
the American Society of Landscape Architects. 

Joseph F. Whitney '17 is joint author of an 
illustrated article, "Some English Balus- 
trades". "Notes with Reference to the Con- 
struction of Areas for Lawn Sports", well 
illustrated, is written by Albert D. Taylor '05. 
Professor Frank A. Waugh, Head of the De- 
partment, is quoted to the extent of several 
pages on "Instruction in Landscape Gardening 
in American Colleges". William R. Sears '15 
has written a note on his new work in connec- 
tion with the Cambridge School of Domestic 
Architecture and Landscape Architecture. 
Stephen F. Hamblin '12 reviews a bulletin, on 
"Hardy Shrubs" by Charles P. Halligan '04. 
Prof. Lohmann of Illinois show's several plans 
of golf courses designed by Langford and 
Theodore J. Moreau '12. 

'26 "Larry" Jones is attending the Harvard 
Graduate School of Business Administration. 
During the early fall he helped "Kid" Gore 
whip his green little team into shape on Alumni 

'26 Majel M. McMasters is a graduate 
assistant in chemistry at M.A.C. 

'26 Alvin G. Stevens is a salesman for the 
Brockway-Smith Corporation, 465 Medford St., 
Charlestown, Boston, Mass. Home address: 
271 Lynn Shore Drive, Lynn, Mass. 

'26 Charles N. Sullivan writes that he is a 
second year medical student at Dartmouth, a 
member of Alpha Kappa Kappa, and has been 
awarded a scholarship covering part of his 
tuition. His address is Isolation Hospital, 
Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. 

'26 Donald C. Sullivan is now teaching at 
Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, Mass. 

'26 John B. Temple entered the freshman 
class at Harvard Medical School this fall. 

'26 "Bob" Woodworth '24, George Shumway 
'25, George Church '25, Chester Nichols '26 and 
Russell Noyes '24 are all graduate students at 

'26 Raymond E. Smith is greenhouse man 
on the Grafton Farm, Essex, Mass. 

w'22 Harley P. Phelps who is now residing 
in South Williamstown, Mass., has purchased a 
dairy farm in New Ashford, Mass. He is gradu- 
ally equipping the place with the hope of 
having it ready for active operations by spring. 



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Apparently the members of the class of 1926 
have somehow or other become infected with the 
idea that education is really a good thing, for 
well over half the class are either trying to im- 
prove their own minds through graduate work 
or trying to instill in the minds of the younger 
generation the ideals of the worth of knowledge. 
Of a class of 103, a survey of the occupations of 
the latest additions to the alumni indicates that 
28 are in educational work — teaching or coach- 
ing — while 19 are pursuing advance degrees. 
Add to these the seven who are in scientific 
research work and it makes a total of 61 who 
are doing things for the betterment of humanity. 

Agricultural training is being put to use by 
five who have gone back to the home farm and 
another 20 who are in some phase of agricul- 
tural business — managing farms, working as 
herdsmen, nurserymen, etc. General business 
has taken 13 members of the class, landscape 
gardening six. Three of the co-ed members are 
housewives, and two others are art home. 

Dan Cupid Busy 

Dan Cupid has evidently been exceedingly 
busy, since three of the feminine sector are busy 
feeding husbands. They are Mrs. Mary Boyd 
Hanscomb, Ortega, Florida; Mrs. Elizabeth 
Pomeroy Ricker, Northboro, Mass.; and Mrs. 
Ruth Putnam Snyder, Amherst, Mass. In 
addition, five male '26-ers have turned bene- 
dicts and now have a budgetress for the family 
purse. Those lined up are Herbert Grayson, 
Holden, Mass.; E. F. Ingraham, Millis, Mass.; 
S. P. Kafafian, Brewster, Mass.; B. A. Need- 
ham, New York City; and Montague White, 
Millbrook, Mass. Numerous others are reported 
to be slipping fast. 

Distance seems to have meant nothing to 
the members of the class, for there are repre- 
sentatives of it in Texas, Iowa, Illinois, Ala- 
bama, several in Florida, Ohio, Canada, several 
in Pennsylvania, and of course plenty in New 
York, New Jersey, and all the New England 
states. Philip Dow and Ernest Dick have been 
selected by the W. T. Grant Company for 
personally conducted tours over the country 
and when last heard from "Phil" was in Tampa, 
Florida, while Dick was in Mobile, Alabama. 
Harry Block is a research man in N. J. and 
Harold Jensen a chemist on Ivory Soap in Ohio. 

Three in College Teaching 

Three of the men are in college teaching 
already — Barber and Durkee at Aggie and 
Mann at Iowa State — and three others, Bower, 
Flynn and Jameson are high school principals. 
Two men, C. N. Sullivan and Temple, aspire 
to be doctors and Goren is trying to become a 
lawyer. Several of the men are in scientific 
research work and numerous others are studying 
further in their chosen lines before entering the 
profession or business. 

W. W. Ford is a movie operator, J. M. 
Richards an insurance salesman, W. L. Haynes 
a shoe salesman, and Hatton Langshaw a would- 
be banker. Margaret Smith has become a 
landscape architect and A. J. Tetreault a 
supervisor on a sugar plantation, while Ray- 
mond Smith is bossing a private estate in 

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6 P. M., Friday, March 25 

At University Club 

Trinity Place, Boston 

Here it is! The big opportunity of the 
year for M.A.C. alumni of eastern Massa- 
chusetts. A real old-fashioned banquet 
and "pow-wow", music, entertainment, 
cheers and speech making — all for the 
reasonable charge of S2.00 which includes 
dues for 1927 in the M.A.C Alumni Club 
of Greater Boston. 

Send your check and notice that you 
will be there to Edward C. Edwards '14, 
c-o Za-Rex Food Products, Inc., 803 
Summer St., Boston, Mass. 

"Ned" Edwards '14, President of the 
Club, backed by a strong group of loyal 
alumni heads up the committee in charge 
of arrangements. 

President Edward M. Lewis will be at 
the banquet to tell the alumni about the 
College. Prominent alumni will also 
speak. Governor Alvan T. Fuller and 
members of the Board of Trustees of the 
College have been invited. 

Real Alma Mater atmosphere will be 
added to at the banquet in the form of 
various products obtained directly from 
"Old Aggie". 

The new University Club, where the 
banquet is to be held, is located close to 
the Huntington Avenue railroad station, 
Back Bay, Boston, on Trinity Place. 

Mark the date, Friday, March 25, on 
your calendar and plan to attend. 

Plenty of Aggie spirit is assured. 


Veterans' BIdg., Concord, Mass. 
Friday, March 4, at 8 p. m. 

This will be the only opportunity this 
season for the alumni and friends of 
M.A.C. who reside in Greater Boston to 
hear the College Musical Clubs. No 
other date has been arranged for an 
appearance of the clubs in other cities 
near Boston. 

It was chiefly through the efforts of 
James W. Dayton '13 and other loyal 
alumni of Concord and vicinity that the 
Aggie Musical Clubs Concert has been 
arranged at Concord. 

The Clubs are now in top season form. 

Do not miss this event. Tickets are 75c. 


The eighteenth annual High School Day at 
M.A.C. will come on Saturday, April 30. This 
date was approved by President Lewis follow- 
ing the recommendation of the High School Day 
committee at its recent meeting. 

Many alumni and friends of the College 
helped to make High School Day a success last 
year. That opportunity to help again presents 
itself. "Boost Old Aggie." 



President Lewis made his first report as 
permanent executive at the recent annual 
meeting of the Board of Trustees, and in it 
pointed out recent progress and the problems 
which now crowd for solution. The passage of 
the legislative bill sponsored by the alumni and 
the Trustees was extremely significant for now 
the power of the Trustees and their relationship 
to the Head of the Department of Education 
is clearly defined and the ambiguity which 
obtained under the old law does not exist. 
This legislation does not affect the relationship 
between the College and the Commission on 
Administration and Finance. The latter still 
has authority over purchases, salaries, and 
budget matters. The president reported, how- 
ever, a change in relationship between the 
Commission and the College which has relieved 
and eased the situation greatly. He said, "It 
has progressed sufficiently to warrant the con- 
fidence that we shall in time reach reasonable 
and workable agreements upon every essential 

The president, in commenting upon the 
morale of the faculty, said it had improved 
measurably during the past year and that at 
the present time it is fairly normal. The 
condition of uncertainty which has existed for 
six years could not fail to have had its effect 
upon the faculty and the President marvelled 
at the high level of esprit de corps which has 
been maintained under these circumstances. 

Memorial Hall a Boon to M.A.C. 

The President called attention to the growing 
usefulness of Memorial Hall as a center for 
student activities. He said, "The alumni gave 
the State much more than a hundred fifty thou- 
sand dollars when they made that gift; they 
gave to the boys and girls of Massachusetts for 
generations, a place of meeting which is bound 
to result in wholesome associations and friend- 
ship as well as inspiring memories." 

In his report of resignations and deaths which 
occurred during the year, the President de- 
scribed as particularly significant the resignation 
of Mr. Ralph J. Watts as Secretary of the 
College and the death of Dr. Charles Wellington. 

The past ten years have been a period of 
readjustment for the College with little oppor- 
tunity for the development of a forward-looking 
constructive program. The war, the agricultural 
depression, the new system of centralized con- 
trol and the government policy of strict economy 
have all had a deep influence upon the develop- 
ment of the College. There are, as a result, 
many important problems which are now 
pressing for solution. 

Curriculum Revision Needed 

The revision of the four-year course of study 
appears to the President to be the most impera- 
tive problem. He pointed out that the present 
course has been in operation with some modifi- 
cations since 1910 and that for several years 
the need for revision has been evident and yet 
for one good reason or another has not been 
accomplished. A committee of the faculty is 
now giving regular time to the study of the 
problem and the President hopes that a solution 
may be reached which can be put into effect 
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Joseph O. Hobbs w'76 

Joseph O. Hobbs, aged 71, prominent farmer, 
merchant, banker and business man, passed 
away January 16, 1927, at his home in North 
Hampton, N. H., after an illness of some weeks. 

Mr. Hobbs was for a time a member of the 
class of '76. After leaving M.A.C. his interests 
led him into many fields of activity. He always 
maintained a large farm. He was a member of 
the Governor's Council of New Hampshire 
during Gov. Ramsdell's administration. A few 
years ago he gave the Hobbs Memorial Field for 
the Rockingham County, Y.M.C.A. at the 
Kingston, N. H. summer camp. At his death 
he was president of the Piscataqua Savings 
Bank in Portsmouth, N. H., director of the 
First National Bank, vice-president of the 
Granite State Fire Insurance Company, trustee 
of the Hampton Academy and one of the 
promoters and a director of the Hampton 
Beach Improvement Association. He was 
active in Odd Fellowship and was a member 
of the Portsmouth Country Club and Ports- 
mouth A. C. Four sons and a daughter survive 

Martin S. Pixley w'77 

Martin S. Pixley w'77, died of old age at 
Lilly Lake, Illinois, December 16, 1926. Born 
in Northampton, Mass., December 14, 1853, 
Mr. Pixley attended the Charlemont High 
School and entered M.A.C. in 1872. Before his 
course was completed at Aggie he transferred 
to Northwestern University where he. studied 
civil engineering for two years. 

Most of Mr. Pixley's activities during the 
early part of his life were in construction work 
for the Boston and Albany railroad. Later he 
became building superintendent for L. W. Besse 
of Springfield. From 1904 to 1922 he was con- 
nected with the Springfield Fire and Marine 
Insurance Company. 

Mr. Pixley was a conspicuous attendant at 
the Springfield alumni gatherings and a loyal 
supporter of the College. He was a member of 
the Hampden Lodge, A.F.& A.M. and of the 
Amateur Horticultural Society of Springfield. 
For ten years he was senior deacon of the Park 
Memorial Baptist Church, Springfield. A wife, 
a son and two daughters survive him. 

Alumni Meet at Rochester, N. Y. 

Rochester, N. Y. is on the map with a live 
group of Aggie alumni. Through the initiative 
of Harold D. Phelps '09 and Roger C. Coombs 
'21 eleven M.A.C. men and three New England 
guests were rounded up for a fine dinner at the 
Powers Hotel, Rochester, on January 13. The 
presence of such a large group of alumni in 
Rochester at that time was occasioned by the 
New York State Horticultural Meeting which 
took place there January 12 to 14. It was 
decided that this Aggie gathering at Rochester 
shoujd be an annual affair. All Aggie men who 
attend the annual fruit conclave at Rochester 
please take note. 

H-- D. Phelps '09 says, "This is only the be- 
ginning of good times. The latch-string is 
always out in Rochester! Don't come to town 
without at least getting in telephone touch with 
some of the local bunch. Our phones work 
night and day." Mr. Phelps resides at 485 
Winton Road North, Rochester. 

Fraternity Banquets Bring Alumni 


w'26 Alvin M. Hyde on October 9, 1926 at 
East Brimfield, Mass. 

'13 Norwood Wheeler, age eighteen months, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvan H. Bullard, on 
November 7, 1926, at VVatertown, Mass. 

Boston Alumni Broadcast 

A quartet from the M.A.C. Alumni Club of 
Greater Boston broadcast from WBZ last 
Saturday night, February 19, in a series of 
entertainments conducted by the students and 
alumni of the College. The Aggie songs sung 
by the College Glee Clubs of some years ago 
constituted a program which brought back fond 
memories to Aggie alumni and entertainment to 
the world at large. Announcement of the 
coming banquet of the Boston Club at the 
University Club, Boston, on March 25 was also 

The quartet was composed of George E. 
Erickson '18 of Waltham; Gardner C. Norcross 
'18 of Brockton; Edwin C. Towne '15 of 
Waltham and Roger W. Weeks '18 of Boston. 
The pianist was Frank Anderson '16 of Brook- 

Phi Sigma Kappa Wins^Song Contest 

Many alumni took advantage of the unusually 
fair weather on Saturday, February 12, to 
journey to Amherst and outlying towns to 
attend the annual initiation banquets of the 
various fraternities. Probably seventy alumni 
represented the total number who returned to 
visit the campus although less than one-fourth 
of that number registered at Memorial Hall. 

The warm weather had so softened the ice 
on the hockey rink and pond that it was neces- 
sary to cancel the M.A.C.-Williams hockey 
contest. This left the Annual Interfraternity 
Sing as the major attraction of the afternoon. 
This event, which took place in Bowker Audi- 
torium, was won for the second consecutive year 
by Phi Sigma Kappa with a score of 286 points. 
Q.T.V. was second with 244 points followed 
closely by Theta Chi with 242 points. Should 
Phi Sigma Kappa win the cup another year it 
will be theirs for permanent possession. 

The alumni committee on the physical edu- 
cation building project held a meeting in 
Memorial Hall during the course of the after- 
noon. Plans relative to the ways and means of 
securing the funds to carry out this project 
were discussed. A local sub-committee headed 
by Prof. Curry S. Hicks was authorized to 
prepare definite plans, data and recommenda- 
tions concerning the project for presentation to 
the larger committee at Commencement. 

Fernald Entomological 

Club Reorganized 

New York Alumni 

Banquet Successful 

Over fifty alumni attended the annual banquet 
of the M.A.C. Club of New York City on 
Saturday, January 29. President Lewis and A. 
W. Gilbert '04, who were the principal speakers, 
gave those who attended many interesting facts 
concerning the College and its activities under 
the new administrative policies. 

The banquet was held in the Fraternity 
Clubs Building, New York City. Much credit 
for the success of the event is due to the efforts 
of Thomas Hemenway '12, secretary of the Club. 

Each Saturday morning "Kid" Gore has 
about 50 to 60 men out for football practice in 
the old Drill Hall. Much attention is being 
given to fundamentals. 


It is never too early to start plans for 
those big class reunions next June. The 
plans for some classes are already under 
way. How about yours? The Alumni 
Office will gladly assist class secretaries 
and reunion committees with their plans. 

Commencement dates are 
June 9—11, 1927 

Portrait Project Underway 

Thirty-two Massachusetts Agricultural Col- 
lege entomologists attending the Fifth Phila- 
delphia Meeting of the American Association 
for the Advancement of Science assembled for 
dinner on New Year's Eve in the Hotel Nor- 
mandie, Philadelphia. The speaker of the 
evening was Dr. H. T. Fernald. On the pro- 
posal of Dr. W. A. Hooker '99, the old Fernald 
Entomological Club was reorganized, with Dr. 
W. E. Hinds '99 as president and Perez Sim- 
mons '16 as secretary. The object of the club 
is the promotion of co-operation and acquaint- 
anceship among the many entomologists who 
have studied under the guidance of Professor 
C. H. Fernald and Dr. fi. T. Fernald. There 
are no dues and all entomologists who have 
worked under the Fernalds constitute the 
membership. During the meeting the Fernald 
Portrait project was launched and a committee 
under the leadership of Dr. W. E. Hinds '99 
was formed to secure the necessary subscrip- 
tions. Some contributions to the project were, 
received at the meeting. 


'15 A son, David Elwood, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Ernest Elwood Stanford at Stockton, Calif. 

'16 A son, Homer Dudley, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Homer C. Darling, December 30, at Bridgeton, 

'17 A daughter, Beverley Noel, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Arthur F. Williams at West Newton, Mass. 

'13 A son, Robert Vincent, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Thomas P. Dooley, February 8, 1927, at Boston, 
Mass. Weight seven pounds. 

'13 A son, Peter Berry, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Harold M. Gore, January 29, 1927, at Amherst, 
Mass. Weight eight pounds. (Camp Enajerog's 
youngest camper.) 

w'19 A son, to Dr. and Mrs. Edward F. 
Parsons, at Tehchow, Shantung, China. 


Lester W. Simmon's basketball team o* 
Chester High School is putting up a great game 
to win the championship of the Southern 
County Berkshire League. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, Feb. 25, 1927 



The varsity hockey season opened Thursday, 
January 13, on the M.A.C. rink with a game 
against Bates. The final score was 2 to 1 in our 
favor. Captain "Joe" Forest led his team in 
grand style and flashed down the ice in the 
overtime period to score the winning goal un- 

Seven games have now been played and four 
cancelled because of weather conditions. Two 
wins have been recorded with Bates and Ver- 
mont, losses with Hamilton, Amherst, Colby, 
and Middlebury, and a tie with Bates. The 
composite score for the total games is M.A.C. 
5, opponents 10. 

One of the best games of the season was 
played against Hamilton on January 22. Hamil- 
ton forced the Aggie pucksters to accept a 2 to 
1 defeat in a fast game played on excellent ice. 
The Hamilton combination had a slight advan- 
tage over Aggie in skating and shooting. 
M.A.C, however, excelled in passing and team 

The team this year has been characterized by 
its good defensive and well developed team play 
in spite of the fact that it was greatly handi- 
capped in three of the more important games due 
to the absence of Captain Forest on account of 
injuries. The regular lineup for the team has 
been Frederick Swan of Milton, rw; Joseph 
Forest of Arlington, lw; Paul Frese of Wal- 
tham, c; Theodore Farwell of Turners Falls, 
rd; Howard Abrahamson of Waltham, Id; and 
Demetrius Galanie of Natick, g. 

The physical education department has under- 
taken to develop good skaters this winter by 
keeping the college pond cleared and planed and 
also by erecting four large flood lights for night 
skating. These efforts have proved well worth 
while, as many students have availed them- 
selves of this exercise each pleasant evening. 

The freshman hockey team has played several 
games and has some promising varsity material 
for next year. These men are Allen Warren of 
New Haven, Conn., Charles Adams of Worces- 
ter, and Richard Bond of Needham. 


The basketball season is half over and to date 
five wins and two losses have been tallied. Wins 
have been recorded against Clark Univ., North- 
eastern, Boston Univ., Williams, and Trinity, 
with losses against West Point and Maine. In 
the latter game it was only after a hard fought 
overtime period that the U. of M. scored its 
final points. One of the best exhibitions of 
basketball of the season was played at the Drill 
Hall against Williams. The game was close 
from the very beginning, but after a lead of 
6 to 5 for the visitors at the end of the first 
half, M.A.C. managed to keep a few points 
ahead. The final score was 21-16. Throughout 
the game excellent team work was displayed. 

After a ten point lead at the close of the first 
half by Trinity, M.A.C. defeated the Hartford 
boys in the final half 27-17. Trinity's five man 
defense during the first half could not be pene- 
trated; but at the beginning of the last half 
Reed began scoring with long shots. 

The freshman basketball team has won 
seven straight games and has two more to play. 
Greenfield High School, Attleboro High School, 
Winchester, N. H., High School and Williston 
Academy have been defeated. The last three 
teams are coached by Aggie graduates. 

Interfraternity Basketball 

The interfraternity basketball series is in full 
swing with Theta Chi in the lead followed in 
order by Sigma Phi Epsilon, Alpha Gamma 
Rho, Phi Sigma Kappa, Non-Fraternity, Q.T.V., 
Kappa Sigma, Alpha Sigma Phi, Kappa Epsilon, 
A.T.G., Delta Phi Alpha, Lambda Chi Alpha, 
Kappa Gamma Phi and Kolony Klub. 


Raymond Grayson '23 had his Attleboro 
High School basketball team up here in Amherst 
for a few days. Both our freshman and 2-year 
teams defeated "Dame's" quintet. 


The varsity football team recently held its 
annual banquet at the Colonial Inn, Amherst. 
Comments made by the several speakers at the 
affair indicated considerable optimism toward 
the possibilities of a better showing on the 
gridiron next fall. 

President Lewis has appointed a committee 
on college publicity to try to get more helpful 
publicity for the College within the State. A 
group of students has beeh organized to supply 
the newspapers with material regularly. 


Many undergraduates were honored at the 
annual Insignia Chapel in Bowker Auditorium, 
February 4. Football and track sweaters, 
football, track and baseball certificates and 
academic awards were made to all who during 
the past 3'ear qualified to receive them. 

Dean Machmer in behalf ot fhe Athletic 
Board, presented sweaters and certificates to 
Aggie's athletes. Awards in football were made 
as follows: Captain's certificate to William G. 
Amstein '27 of South Deerfield; player's certifi- 
cates and sweaters to Andrew B. Anderson '27 
of Hudson, Lewis H. Black '27 of Williamsburg, 
Carlton O. Cartwright '27 of Northampton, 
Robert W. McAllister '27 of North Billerica, 
John J. Mahoney '27 of Westfield, Joseph A. 
Malley '27 of Watertown, E. Lincoln Murdough 
'27 of Springfield, Albert L. Spelman '27 of 
New London, Conn., Richard C. Kelton '28 of 
Hubbardston, John F. Quinn '28 of New Bed- 
ford, Warren J. Tufts '28 of Jamaica Plains, 
Robert L. Bowie '29 of East Milton, Clifton R. 
Johnson '29 of Worcester, Kenneth F". Mc- 
Kittrick '29 of Boston, Taylor M. Mills '29 of 
Boston, and Charles E. Walkden '29 of Swansea. 

A cross-country sweater was awarded to 
Charles P. Preston '28 of Hathorne and a cap- 
tain's certificate to Clarence A. Crooks '27 of 
North Brookfield. Daniel C. Hanson '27 and 
Frank Stratton '28, managers of football and 
cross-country, respectively, received manager's 
certificates. Baseball certificates were given to 
Raymond G. Griffin '27 of Southwick and 
Robert E. Moriarty '28 of Monson, and a 
manager's certificate to William L. Dole '27 of 

Academic awards were conferred by Director 
Sidney B. Haskell '04, acting for the Academic 
Activities Board. Gold medals were presented 
to Charles F. Clagg '27 of Barnstable, Collegian 
and Glee Club; Ruth E. Davison '27 of West 
Springfield, Girls' Glee Club; William L. Dole 
'27 of Medford, Collegian; Harry C. Nottebaert 
'27 of Lexington, Roister Doisters; Clarence H. 
Parsons '27 of North Amherst, Musical Clubs; 
Neil C. Robinson '27 of Arlington Heights, 
Roister Doisters; and Lewis H. Whitaker '27 
of Hadley, Collegian and Musical Clubs. 

The names of those who received silver 
medals are as follows: Donald H. Campbell 
'27 of Shirley, Roister Doisters; Kenneth W. 
Milligan '27 of State Line, Index; John E. 
White '27, Collegian and Orchestra; and Kenneth 
A. Bartlett '28 of Dorchester, Roister Doisters 

Winter Track 

The varsity relay team secured third place 
in the Knights of Columbus meet at Boston on 
January 22, running against Northeastern and 
Boston University. In the B.A.A. meet held in 
the Boston Arena on February 5, M.A.C. was 
again third, running against Bates and New 
Hampshire. On February 22, M.A.C. will have 
a dual meet with W.P.I, at Worcester. M.A.C. 
will also be represented in the 104th Regimental 
Meet, Springfield Armory, Springfield, on 
March 5. 

Roister Doisters 

Considerable interest is being shown on 
campus in anticipation of the Junior Prom Show 
to be given in Bowker Auditorium by the Roister 
Doisters on April 22. "In the Octagon", the 
play which has been chosen, is a mystery play 
with a college background, a type different from 
those given in recent years. The cast of eight, 
which is smaller than usual for a Roister Doister 
production, includes six men and two girls. The 
following students make up the complete cast: 
Maxwell H. Goldberg '28 of Stoneham, Kenneth 
A. Bartlett '28 of Dorchester, Robert L. Fox '28 
of Ware, Neil C. Robinson '27 of Arlington 
Heights, Henry W. Jensen '20 of Jamaica Plain, 
Anne E. Hinchey '30 of Palmer, and Miriam H. 
Huss '29 of Newton Center, with Donald H. 
Campbell '27 of Shirley and Lucy A. Grund- 
waldt '30 of Springfield as understudies. 

Neil C. Robinson, leader of the society, who 
last year made such a hit in "She Stoops to 
Conquer", is playing the leading part in this 

Harry C. Nottebaert '27 will be glad to make 
arrangements with any alumni who might 
sponsor a production in their community. Any 
trips which the cast makes will have to be before 
April 22. The play is being coached by Prof. 
Rand as usual and bids fair to be up to the 
usual standard of his productions. 


Intercollegiate debating for the year is in full 
swing. The debate with George Washington 
University on February 17 resulted in a loss for 
Aggie. The subject under discussion was: 
Resolved, that the United States should cancel 
the loans made to its associates during the 
World War. The team is scheduled to debate 
with the University of Vermont and Middlebury 
College on March 3 and 4 respectively and 
meets Colby College on March 10. Arrange- 
ments for the debates are being made by Ralph 
W. Flaskins '27, manager of the activity. He 
is also coaching the freshman debating team, 
which was defeated by Williston in a double 
contest on February 11. At least a dozen of 
the yearling class have tried out for places on 
the team. The varsity debating team is being 
coached by Prof. Prince. Its present personnel 
is Ralph W. Haskins '27 of Greenfield, Herbert 
J. Harris '27 of Springfield, and Maxwell H. 
Goldberg '28 of Stoneham. 

Musical Clubs 

Concerts have been given during the past 
month by the Men's Glee Club in Easthampton, 
Monson and Hatfield. The annual concert of 
the combined musical clubs, boys' and girls', 
takes place in Bowker Auditorium tonight, 
February 25. Plans for the eastern Mass. trip 
have been changed. The Clubs will appear at 
Palmer March 1, and at Concord, March 4. A 
tentative date is held for Rutland. 

The Girls' Glee Club has been particularly 
active this month with concerts in South 
Deerfield, Leverett, Leeds, and Amherst. The 
girls now boast of a two-piece jazz orchestra, 
which furnishes music for dancing after the 

The Collegian 

The Collegian Staff has again had its annual 
reorganization. As a result of a spirited com- 
petition during the fall term, three new men 
have been elected to the board, necessitating 
minor changes in departments. The new mem- 
bers are John B. Howard, Jr., '30 of Reading, 
Howard W. Hunter '30 of Holyoke, and Eric 
Singleton '30 of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Charles R. McGeoch '25, Lawrence L. Jones 
'26, Joe Hilyard w'27, and Lorin E. Ball '21 
have signified their intention of spending the 
summer of 1927 at Camp Enajerog. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, Feb. 25, 1927 


'06 Stanley F. Morse, consulting agricultural 
engineer, sailed for South America on January 
15 to investigate soil and sugar cane production 
problems in British Guiana for an English 
sugar company. He will also visit the Imperial 
College of Tropical Agriculture in Trinidad. 

'08 Dr. W. S. Regan is now in the service 
of the California Spray Chemical Company, 
Yakima, Wash. During the holidays he took a 
trip east and addressed the Association of 
Economic Entomologists at its Philadelphia 
meeting the latter part of December. 

'10 Josiah C. Folsom, secretary of the class 
of 1910, is busy securing life sketches of the 
members of his class in order to bring the class 
records up to date. He reports that returns are 
still coming in. It is a mighty fine idea and is 
one which other class secretaries should consider. 

'10 George W. Paulson, who is principal of 
the Englewood High School, has a new address 
at 151 Tenafly Rd., Englewood, N. J. 

w'10 William A. Stalker is an orchardist at 
the Sentinel Pine Orchards, Shoreham, Vt. 

'13 Herbert C. Brewer has recently been 
appointed director of the Educational Bureau 
for Chilean Nitrate of Soda and will from now 
on be in charge of the work in the United States, 
Canada, Hawaii, Cuba and Porto Rico. His 
address will continue to be 57 William St., New 
York City. 

'13 Prof. Clark L. Thayer has recently been 
appointed a State vice-president to represent 
the Society of American Florists and Ornamen- 
tal Horticulturists in the western part of Mass. 

'14 Harold C. Black has a new address at 
2094 Neil Ave., Columbus, Ohio. 

'14 Malcolm D. Campbell is now junior 
master, Dorchester High School for Boys, Bos- 
ton, Mass. He resides at 214 Highland St., 
Milton, Mass. 

'14 Leslie E. Abbott has been elected presi- 
dent of the Rhode Island Vocational Teachers' 
Association. Mr. Abbott is State Supervisor of 
Vocational Agricultural Education for Rhode 

'14 Raymond E. Nute writes interestingly 
from Valley Station, Kentucky: "Am upholding 
'Old Aggie's' reputation in this part of the 
world as president of the Cornucopia Luncheon 
Club, president of the Jefferson County Fruit 
Growers' Association, and member of the 
executive board of the Jefferson County Farm 
Bureau. Gathered a crop of 15,000 bushels of 
peaches and 1200 bushels of apples from our 
six year old orchard this year." He also invites 
interested Aggie men to see the big Apple Show 
which the Kentucky State Horticultural Society 
is planning for Apple Week, 1927. 

w'14 Henry D. Allen writes of a change in 
his address to 57 Ellis St., Brockton, Mass. 

'15 H. C. C. Willey changed his address on 
January 1 to East Lansing, Michigan. 

'16 Dr. Harold G. Little is now located at 
the University of Pittsburgh, Pathological 
Laboratories, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

'17 An extract from • War Department, 
Special Orders, No. 293 reads as follows: "The 
change in the name of Captain Charles Henry 
Hagelstein, Infantry, to Charles Hayes Henry, 
is announced". "Charlie" is with the 17th 
Infantry, Fort Crook, Nebraska. 

'18 Lawrence H. Patch of the U. S. Bureau 
of Entomology is on the campus doing graduate 
work in entomology and botany during the 
winter term. 

'20 Charles M. "Chick" Boardman, vice- 
president of the Farr Nursery Company, by 
reason of a change in the location of that firm, 
may now be reached c-o The Farr Nursery Co., 
Weiser Park, Womelsdorf, Pa., on the William 
Penn Highway. 

'21 Irving E. Gray is assistant professor of 
zoology at Tulane University, New Orleans, La. 

'22 Julius Kroeck is now with the Division 
of Markets, State House, Boston. His new 
address is Huntington Ave., Branch Y.M.C.A., 


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by the opening of the next college year. He 
called attention to the fact that an alumni 
committee in 1923 made an exhaustive study of 
this subject and filed a comprehensive report. 
Later a committee of farmers' organizations did 
the same thing. The findings of these groups 
will have to be considered. 

Another important problem is the great need 
of some plan of professional improvement for 
the staff. There seems to be no opportunity 
now to arrange for a sabbatical year and yet 
something needs to be done to provide for this 
essential professional improvement. 

Five Year Building Program 

The building and equipment needs of the 
College were stressed by the President in a 
list of nineteen items suggested for a five-year 
building program and totalling something over 
one million dollars. First on this list is a dormi- 
tory and the gymnasium follows as the second 
item. The President calls attention to the 
tremendous demands for building construction 
which the Commonwealth faces in getting much 
needed appropriations. He pointed to the 
possibility of securing private gifts as a possible 
solution of this problem. He said in this connec- 
tion "there is no good reason why this should 
not be done in any case. Ours is one of the very 
few state educational institutions that has yet 
to receive a gift of a building from a private 
donor. Some of our sister colleges and univer- 
sities have as many buildings erected by private 
as they have by public benefactors. I cannot 
believe that an institution that has rendered 
such significant educational service to the 
agricultural field cannot appeal with per- 
suasiveness and power to the friends of' agri- 
culture, as well as to men of wealth favorably 
disposed to help worthy projects. The Presi- 
dent spoke with appreciation of the gifts re- 
cently received by the College, including one of 
$23,000 by the late Porter L. Newton of Wal- 
tham, and $5,000 from our former Trustee, Hon. 
Charles A. Gleason of North Brookfield. The 
will of the late Rear-Admiral George H. Barber, 
M.A.C. 1885, provides for a grant of $5,000 to 
the College. The trust funds of the College 
have grown from a total of about $85,000 to 
nearly $120,000 during the last year. There 
is no doubt of the growing appreciation with 
which the service of the college is received and 
the President hopes that it will be reflected in 
more of these private benefactors. 

w'22 Solomon Daniel recently issued a 
prosperous booking business card announcing 
the removal of his offices to 151 West 40th St. 
(at 7th Avenue), New York City, where he will 
continue the general practice of the law. 
_ '22 & '24 H. Margaret Perry who is an as- 
sistant in bacteriology at the Massachusetts 
General Hospital is at present convalescing from 
a bad attack of influenza. Mail to Margaret 
as well as to John and Chauncy '24 should now 
be addressed to 34 Ellery St., Cambridge, Mass. 

'24 James H. (Doc) Gadsby, who has been 
in Florida for some time, has now gone to 
Miami to join the large landscape delegation 
there which largely centers round the park 
department of which J. Gerry Curtis ex'07, is 

'24 Alexander W. Grieve is now located with 
the W. T. Grant Company, Lawrence, Mass. 

'24 Elwyn J. Rowell is now located at the 
headquarters of the Worcester County Exten- 
sion Service, 19 Court St., Worcester, having 
taken over the position left vacant by Julius 
Kroeck '22. 

'25 Willard C. (Buddy) Forst has gone to 
Manhattan, Kansas, to fill a temporary engage- 
ment as instructor in landscape gardening. 

'25 & '26 Frederick Poey and Stanley L. 
Burt are engaged in a market gardening enter- 
prise near Havana, Cuba. 


'04 Ernest A. Back with R. T. Cotton. 
"The Cadelle". In U.S.D.A. Bulletin 1428, 1926. 
"Biology of the Saw-toothed Grain Beetle, 
Oryzaephilus surinamensis Linne". In Journal 
of Agricultural Research, Vol. 33, No. 5, 1926. 

'04 Maurice A. Blake. "The Pruning of 
Young and Bearing Peach Trees in the Orchard". 
New Jersey Extension Service Bulletin, No. 57. 

'04 Sidney B. Haskell. Revision of Voor- 
hee's textbook on "Fertilizers". Published by 

'13 Harry W. Allen. "Life History of the 
Variegated Cutworm Tachine Fly, Archylas 
analis". In Journal of Agricultural Research, 
Vol. 32, No. 5, 1926. 

'13 George W. Barber. "A Two Year Study 
of the Development of the European Corn 
Borer in the New England Area". In Journal 
of Agricultural Research, Vol. 32, No. 11, 1926. 

'13 Clark L. Thayer. "The Value of Inter- 
collegiate Flower Judging Contests". In Annual 
Report of the American Carnation Society, 1926. 

'14 Charles C. Hill. " Platygaster hiemaUs 
Forbes, a Parasite of the Hessian Fly". In 
Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 32, No. 3, 

'14 Bennet A. Porter. "American Wasps of 
the Genus Sceliphron Klug". In Proceedings of 
the U. S. National Museum, Vol. 70, Article 1, 

'20 Joseph R. Sanborn. "Physiological 
Studies of Accessory and Stimulating Factors in 
Certain Media". In Journal of Bacteriology, 
Vol. XII, No. 1, July, 1926. 

"Physiological Studies of Association". 
In Journal of Bacteriology, Vol. XII, No. 5, 1926. 

'22 Stanley W. Bromley. "The External 
Anatomy of the Black Horse Fly, Tabanus 
atratus Fab. (Diptera: Tabanidae)". In Annals 
of the Entomological Society of America, Vol. 19, 
No. 4, 1926. 

'22 Donald S. Lacroix. "The Life History 
and Control of the Cranberry Weevil, Anthono- 
mus musculus Say (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)". 
In Journal of Economic Entomology, Vol. 19, 
No. 6, 1926. 

'24 H. H. Shepard. "Notes on the Distri- 
bution of Hesperiidae in Western Massachusetts 
(Lepidoptera)". In Entomological News, Vol. 
37, No. 10, 1926. 

'25 G. J. Haeussler with Alvah Peterson. 
"The Oriental Peach Moth". In U.S.D.A. 
Circular, No. 395, 1926. 


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Essex. All-in-all, the training that the class of 
1926 received seems to have sufficed to supply 
almost any want. 

Some of the members of the class have started 
off strong, some weak, some not at all, and it 
will be interesting to see what they have to 
report ten years from now. A summary of the 
occupations by groups may prove interesting; 
here's how they line up. 

Educational work . . .28 
Graduate work . . .19 

Scientific work . . . .'7 
General business . . .13 
Agricultural business . . 20 

Farming 5 

Housewife . . ... .3 

At home 2 

Total 103 

'25 John F. Lord is manager of the Lord 
Poultry Farms, Methuen, Mass. 

'25 Andrew Love is now teaching at the 
Norfolk Count}' Agricultural School, Walpole, 

'25 Robert G. Cooke is manager of the 
Richmond Hills Farm near Pittsfield, Mass. 

'26 William K. Budge is doing research work 
in dairying and is teaching part time at Penn 




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OF M.A.C. 

Days of '80's Recalled 

Professor Fred S. Cooley, M.A.C. '88, one of 
four men living who are, or have been connected 
with the College staff and whose memories can 
take them back to the early history of the 
institution, gave an interesting address at the 
annual Phi Kappa Phi and the College assembly 
in Bowker Auditorium on February 16. From 
being a student in the institution from '84 to 
'88, assistant agriculturist at the experiment 
station in 1889, farm superintendent 1890- 
1897, assistant professor of agriculture 1893- 
1907, superintendent of farmers' institutes and 
Extension Director of the State of Montana 
1907-1924, Prof. Cooley's memory records the 
doings of Alma Mater for forty-one years. The 
founders of the College were still alive and 
active in his day and most of them were his 
personal friends. 

Professor Cooley spoke in part as follows: 
"From the personal knowledge of the four 
great teachers of M.A.C. I bring you facts of 

Colonel William S. Clark 

"Colonel W. S. Clark was a botanist, a 
teacher of botany, and president of the College. 
He was the first great president of the institu- 
tion. Through his influence and efforts the 
agricultural college was brought to Amherst. 
He caused the purchase of the Dick Cowls farm 
for the campus. 

"Col. Clark was an organizer. He promoted 
in later life, the Star Grove gold mine by which 
himself and others lost money. He founded the 
Imperial Agricultural College of Japan at 
Sapporo manned by Professor William P. 
Brooks and others of the College here. Presi- 
dent Clark lived near where the water tank 
now stands on top of the hill. He had a very 
great collection of shrubs, the largest in Massa- 
chusetts outside the Arnold arboretum at 
Harvard. One of his striking contributions to 
science was the harnessing of a squash to 
determine its lifting power. Five thousand 
pounds was actually lifted by the soft growing 
squash. This was given due publicity as was 
also the winning of the boat race at Ingleside 
by an Aggie crew. 

President Clark conducted chapel in the old 
wooden building south of the ravine. He used 
to start from his house after the chapel bell 
began to ring and arrive in time to open the 
chapel exercises. Truly the driving was like 
that of Jehu. Although I lacked a personal 
acquaintance with Col. Clark, I often met 
members of his family. With the other three 
members of the "Big Four" of M.A.C, I had 
personal contacts. 

Levi Stockbridge 

"Levi Stockbridge, farm superintendent, 
teacher and president, was one of my warm 
friends. He was not a college graduate and not 
an ideal president because he had missed the 
student life. He studied the text books of his 
brother, a student in Amherst College, and 
knew well their contents. It was funny to go 
to his classes one hour and hear of the molten 
interior of the earth and then go and hear Dr. 
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Apr. 19 — Williams at Williamstown 
23— W.P.I, at Worcester 
26 — Maine at Orono 
30— Wesleyan at M.A.C. 
(High School Day) 

May 3— Clark at M.A.C. 
7 — Open 

10 — Dartmouth at Hanover 
13 — Lowell at Lowell 
14 — Tufts at Medford 
19 — New Hampshire at M.A.C. 
21 — Amherst at Amherst 
27 — Middlebury at Middlebury 
28 — Vermont at Burlington 
30 — Union at Schenectady 

June 4: — Springfield at Springfield 
11— Amherst at M.A.C. 
(Alumni Day) 

JUNE 11 

Commencement June 10-13 

Classes planning reunions should notice the 
change in the dates for Commencement, effec- 
tive since the February issue of the Bulletin. 
They are June 10-13 inclusive. Alumni Day 
comes Saturday, June 11, as originally planned. 

Classes of '77, '80, 'SI, '82, '83, '87, '02, '11, 
'12, '13, '14, '17, '22, '24, '26, and others. All 
of these classes have not yet been heard from 
definitely regarding their reunions but it is 
expected that the majority of them will return 
to Aggie in June. Some class announcements 


The Class of 1892 will hold a reunion this 
June. Members send all communications to 
Henry M. Thomson, class secretary, Amherst, 




The Class of 1911 has s.,. 'he pace for the 
1927 Commencement Reunions, June 10-13. 
Class headquarters are already reserved in 
Memorial Hall. Members write to Leonard M. 
Johnson, class secretary, Pershing Building, 
Danbury, Conn., and say you'll be there. 

The Class of 1917 is making plans for a big 
celebration at its tenth reunion in June. Re- 
union activities are being arranged by Dr. 
Lewis T. Buckman, class president; Almon W. 
Spaulding, vice-president of the class and chair- 
man of the general committee; Emory E. 
Grayson, chairman of the class dinner com- 
mittee; Arthur F. Williams, chairman of the 
parade committee; and Richard W. Smith, 
class secretary and treasurer. 

"Dick" Smith has also been chosen Alumni 
Marshal by the Executive Committee of the 
Associate Alumni and has accepted the post of 

Among the features of the reunion will be 
the taking of moving pictures of the reunion 
(Continued on Page 2, col. 3) 


Professor Charles P. Lounsbury's '95 an- 
nouncement of his retirement on January 31 
from the post of Chief of Division of Ento- 
mology, Union Department of Agriculture, 
Union of South Africa, completes a record of 
thirty-one years continuous public service in 
South Africa. It is a record almost without 
parallel among the alumni of M.A.C. 

Studied Under Dr. C. H. Fernald 

Professor Lounsbury was born in Brooklyn, 
X. V., September 2, 1872, and entered M.A.C. 
from Allston, Mass., in September 1890. He 
secured the foundational training for his later 
work in entomology under the late Dr. Charles 
H. Fernald for whom Fernald Hall is named. 
Upon graduating from M.A.C. Professor Louns- 
bury was employed as an entomological assist- 
ant at the Massachusetts Experiment Station. 

In the winter of 1894-1895 the Secretary of 
State for the Colonies in London wrote me 
asking that I send him, for service in Cape 
Colony, a competent American entomologist. 
I suggested this appointment to three or four 
competent and highly placed men in this 
country, who declined. Finally I asked two or 
three of the best teachers of entomology in the 
United States to make recommendations. Prof. 
C. 11. Fernald recommended Charles P. Louns- 
bury very highly. I met Mr. Lounsbury by 
appointment in New York City, liked him, and 
nominated him for the post. He married Miss 
Rose Linda Davis of Amherst on July 17, 
1S95 and immediately proceeded to Cape Town. 
He made his headquarters as Government 
Entomologist to the Colony of the Cape of 
Good Hope at Cape Town, until the Union of 
South Africa was formed, when he was made 
Chief of the Division of Entomology of the 
Government of the Union and transferred his 
headquarters to Pretoria. 

Rapid Rise in South Africa 

His career in South Africa has been a very 
great success. He carried to Cape Town all of 
the latest American ideas in regard to the war- 
fare against injurious insects. He had had an 
admirable training under the Fernalds at 
Amherst, was a young man of very attractive 
personality and of ability, resource and perse- 
verence. Aside from his annual reports, he 
published a stream of important articles in the 
columns of the Agricultural Journal which were 
issued as leaflets and widely distributed. His 
attention was devoted at first to farm insects 
and to fruit insects. He soon became interested, 
however, in the carriage of disease to domestic 
animals by ticks, and his investigations of this 
subject led him very far and established for him 
a high reputation among veterinarians and stock 
breeders. He did not confine his investigations 
solely to insects, but wrote papers on the fungous 
and bacterial diseases of useful plants. He 
gained speedily a high place in scientific circles 
in South Africa. In 1915 he was President of 
Section C of the South African Association for 
the Advancement of Science, and delivered an 
important address entitled "Some Phases of 
the Locust Plague". In the same year he was 
given the gold medal of the Association. 
(Continued on Page 4, col. 3) 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, March 25, 1927 


Published monthly at Amherst, Mass. (except July and August) by the Associate Alumni of M. A. C. 
Member of The Alumni Magazines Associated 

Subscription Ppice 

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members of the Associate 


Entered as second class matter, March IV 
1020, at the Postoffice at Amherst, Mass. 
■nder the Acts of March 3. 1879. 

William L. Doran '15, Chairman 


Roland H. Verbeck '08 

Linus H. Jones '16 

Richard W. Smith '21 

Luther B. Arrington '23 

Earle S. Carpenter '24 

Miss Mary Foley '24 

Elmer E. Barber '26 

Ernest S. Russell '16, ex officio 

William I. Goodwin '18, ex officio 

Address all communications to The Alumni Office, M. A. C, Amherst, Mass. 


Dr. Charles E. Marshall 

Dr. Charles E. Marshall, who has been 
known to M.A.C. men since 1912 as professor 
of microbiology and director of the M.A.C. 
Graduate School, died very suddenly of heart 
disease at his home on March 20. Dr. Marshall 
had made an enviable record in the academic 
world in his teaching, his writing and his scholar- 
ly associations. He came to M.A.C. in 1912, 
having been called by President Kenyon L. 
Butterfield from his position as scientific and 
vice-director of the Experiment Station at 
Michigan State College, to organize and direct 
the Graduate School here. Graduate study had 
been offered for some eighteen years but it was 
unorganized and unstimulated until Dr. Marsh- 
all took over its direction in 1912. Since that 
time it has grown from a school of two or three 
pupils to one of about fifty students and one 
which is nationally recognized fpr its high 
attainments in the scientific field. Its growth 
and reputation are largely attributable to Dr. 
Marshall's high ideals. 

Dr. Marshall was born on an Ohio farm and 
trained in district and private schools until 
eighteen years of age. He graduated from the 
Fredonia State Normal School (New York) in 
1889, taught school for two years, then entered 
the University of Michigan from which he 
graduated in 1895. He served as instructor in 
Bacteriology and Hygiene at the University 
and continued his study for one year when he 
was appointed to the staff of the Experiment 
Station at Michigan Agricultural College. Dur- 
ing the years of his service at the State College 
he was able to study abroad at famous bacteri- 
ological laboratories in Copenhagen, Paris and 
Berlin. He received the degree Doctor of 
Philosophy from the University of Michigan in 

Dr. Marshall was a fellow of the American 
Association for the Advancement of Science and 
a member of many other scientific societies 
some of which he served as officer. He wrote 
many articles on Bacteriology and Microbiology 
and was the author of the well-known college 
text "Outlines of Bacteriology". 

Mrs. Marshall and three children survive. 
A son, Dr. Max S. Marshall, M.A.C. '18, lives 
in Lansing, Michigan, where he is a member 
of the Public Health Department. Don is a 
senior at Bowdoiti and Maude Alice a junior at 

The alumni, faculty and students of M.A.C. 
particularly, will feel this loss. As head of the 
Department of Microbiology and teacher, Dr. 
Marshall came in close contact with many 
undergraduate students, as well as those in the 
graduate school and these have learned to 
cherish his friendly way with students and his 
high ideals for scholarship. 

'24&'23 "Wallie" Pratt is in the poultry 
game with "Stan" Bennett on the Lincoln Hill 
Poultry Farm, Wareham, Mass. 

'23, '24 & '26 Lewis E. Dickinson, Jr., F. S" 
Bartlett, Malcolm Haskell and D. W. Holling- 
worth are all employed in the chemistry labora- 
tories of the National India Rubber Co., at 
Bristol, R.I. 

Albert James Hicks 1916 

The news of the death of "Jim" Hicks means 
a severe loss to 1916, and marks the passing of 
a loyal Aggie man who was making the influence 
of this college felt in the agricultural develop- 
ment of South Africa. 

For the past seven years he was with the 
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign 
Missions in Natal, South Africa, where he had 
charge of the agricultural department of the 
Amanzimtoti Institute, among the Zulus. In 
his seven years work there he put through the 
erection of a dormitory, machinery sheds, laid 
out the grounds for the department, built roads 
and other improvements. He inaugurated the 
annual Agricultural Show of Amanzimtoti; took 
over the management of the Institute's sugar 
plantations; and did notable work in the demon- 
stration of the value of cotton as a crop for 
South Africa, an experiment in which the 
Government has taken much interest. Besides 
his agricultural development work, he conducted 
classes in agriculture and took active part in 
the religious program of the school and station. 
He was well liked by the native leaders. 

Shortly after reaching Africa he had a serious 
touch of "sun" while climbing a mountain dur- 
ing a summer holiday. Apart from a night of 
pain and delirium there were no evident effects. 
But injury had undoubtedly been done to the 
brain tissue, and about nine months ago, during 
a period of anxiety about his work symptoms 
developed which resulted in a complete physical 
and nervous breakdown. His illness hastened 
his return to America. He left Africa with his 
family on December 18, 1926. His condition 
grew worse on the trip across the Atlantic and 
at about 2 a. m. January 18, 1927 he died at 
sea. He is survived be his wife and two children, 
Kenyon age 5 and Ruth age 3. His oldest son 
died in Africa. 

He was born at Phillipston, Mass., on Feb. 
9, 1886. He prepared for college at Mount 
Hermon, entering M.A.C. in September 1912 
as a special student. In September 1913 he 
became a member of 1916. He was active in 
class and college affairs being a member of the 
Commons Club, Glee Club, class rope pull 
teams, active in the Y.M.C.A., and as a corporal 
was winner of the gold medal for the individual 
drill in the manual of arms. He majored in 
general agriculture. Previous to his work in 
Natal, he was farm superintendent at Wilbra- 
ham Academy. 

_ He was a man of real character, integrity and 
high ideals w : hose life was motivated by a desire 
to be of service. 

Charles H. Could '16 


The alumni association is working under 
a $3330.00 budget this year. Since June 
1, 1926, $1900.00 of this amount has been 
received, leaving a balance of $1430.00 to 
be raised. Statements of dues were sent 
to all alumni. Have you returned yours 
with a check? 


(Continued from Page 1, col. 2) 
activities and of individual membersyof the 
class. These movies will be shown*at subse- 
quent reunions of the class. A 1917 Decennial 
Index, similar to that published last year by 
the Class of '16, is also being planned. 

Class headquarters will be in Memorial Hall. 

Richard W. Smith, class secretary, Cambridge, 


The Class of 1922 is planning for a good sized 
attendance at their fifth reunion. Headquarters 
for the class have been reserved in Memorial 
Hall. Features of the class reunion activities 
are in the hands of the class secretary. Mem- 
bers please send ideas, suggestion and word that 
you will be there on June 11 to Clarence F. Clark, 
class secretary, Sunderland, Mass. 

High School Pupils 

Will Visit M.A.C. 

Saturday, April 30 

High school pupils, principals and teachers, 
as well as M.A.C. 's town representatives, are 
busy planning for the annual pilgrimage to 
M.A.C. from every corner of the State. Satur- 
day, April 30, has been named as the date for 
this eighteenth annual event. 

Among the teachers, principals and others 
who attend each year are always many who are 
alumni of M.A.C. "Stan" Freeman '22 of 
Brockton and Thomas P. Dooley '13 of Jamaica 
Plain are among those Aggie graduates who are 
real boosters for the College. Between these 
two men alone nearly one hundred visitors will 
be accounted for. Many other alumni have 
also helped in years past. High School Day 
furnishes a splendid opportunity. 

The features of the High School Day program 
will be the live stock, fruit and poultry judging 
contests for high school pupils. A new event 
this year in the form of an essay contest has 
already brought in numerous inquiries. Prizes 
in cash, cups, medals and ribbons will be a- 
warded to the winners in the contests. Appli- 
cation blanks and regulations for the contests 
should be requested at once by those who desire 
them. All correspondence should be directed 
to the Field Secretary, M.A.C. The fruit 
judging and live-stock judging contests begin 
Friday, April 29, at 1.30 p. m. 

In addition to the judging contests there will 
be tours about the campus, a live stock parade, 
a military exhibition, a baseball game and' an 
entertainment by the Musical Clubs. Fra- 
ternities will also participate in receiving the 
visitors. Overnight accommodations are pro- 
vided by the College to seniors and juniors in 
high schools. 


'21 Philip L. Robinson to Miss Miriam 
Hardy, February 19, 1927 at Maiden, Mass. 
At home at 427 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck 
New York. 

'23 Robert F. Martin to Miss Thalia Alden, 
March 6, 1927 at Des Moines, Iowa. 

'25 Leo F. Duffy to Miss Marion E. Smith, 
December 20, 1926 at Manchester, Vt. 

w'27 Joseph R. Hilyard to Miss Sally Ryan, 
December 25, 1926 at Beverly, Mass. 


'12 A son. Robert Morey, Jr., to Mr. and 
Mrs. Robert M. Gibbs, January 20, 1927 at 
Pittsfield, Mass. 

'13 A son, Walter Joseph, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Joseph A. Macone, December 12, 1926 at 
Concord, Mass. Weight 8 lbs. 

'18 A son, William Schofield, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Robert P. Holmes, March 6, 1927 at Mt. 
Bruno Sta., Chambly Co., P. Q., Canada. 
Weight 8 lbs., 13 oz. This makes three sons 
for "Bob". 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, March 25, 1927 



The winter track season has been rather 
successful as a whole. The team was third in 
the relays run at the K. of C. and B.A.A. meets 
in Boston. On Washington's birthday the team 
lost a close indoor meet with Worcester Poly- 
technic Institute, 39-38. At the beginning of 
the final Worcester event, the relay, M.A.C. 
was 4 points in the lead. Schappelle '28 won the 
1000 yard race and was second in the mile, while 
Henneberry '27 won the latter event. Dresser, 
a junior, won the shot put in his last throw and 
Woodbury, a sophomore, tied for first place in 
the high jump at a height of 5'6". 

Five of the six men who were entered in the 
104th Regimental Meet at Springfield Armory 
on March 5 placed in some event. Captain 
Hall '28 and Kay '29 won third and fourth 
places respectively in the 300 yard race, while 
Schappelle lost out by a few feet from being 
first in the 1000 yard. In the Rolls Royce Mile, 
Henneberry won in 4 minutes 50 seconds, which 
nipped 4-5ths of a second from the M.A.C. 
indoor record formerly held by Captain Roger 
Friend '23. Nottebaert '27 won second in the 
880 yard handicap race. 

At a preliminary meeting held recently fifty 
candidates reported for spring track. Actual 
practice will not start until after the spring 
vacation. The track schedule for this spring is 
as follows: 

April 23— Wesleyan at M.A.C. 

April 30— Trinity at M.A.C. 

May 7 — W.P.I, at Worcester 

May 14 — Eastern I. A. A. at Worcester 

May 20-21 — New England Intercollegiate 
at Brunswick 

May 28— Tufts at Medford 

Coach Derby is secretary and treasurer of 
the Eastern Intercollegiate Athletic Association 
which is represented by eleven colleges. 


The basketball season closed on March 9 
with a win of 31-23 against Tufts. At the end 
of the first half, M.A.C. was ahead 17-2, both 
of Tufts' scores being secured on fouls. Other 
results since the February Bulletin are as fol- 
lows: In an overtime period M.A.C. won from 
W.P.I. 24-17; in a tight struggle Wesleyan won 
16-20; on February 26 New Hampshire won 
18-23, this being one of the smallest scores to 
which N.H. has been held this year; M.A.C. 
was ahead at the end of the first half in the 
Middlebury contest which the Yermonters 
finally won 17-23; but one of the best, if not 
the best game of the season was against Vermont, 
which M.A.C. won 20-17 on the night following 
the defeat by Middlebury. Vermont was the 
only team to beat Springfield, the team which 
claims the New England title. 

In summarizing the season, the 1927 varsity- 
team has won 8 out of 13 games, a remarkable 
showing considering the fact that it played 
through one of the hardest schedules an Aggie 
team has had to face in years. This year's 
schedule called for eight games away from 
home and over 2000 miles of travel. The team 
goes down in the records along with the 1917, 
1922, 1923 and 1925 quintets, as having been 
unbeaten on the old Drill Hall home court. 
Other victories not mentioned above were 
gained against Clark, Worcester, Boston Univ., 
Northeastern and Williams, which tied for the 
"Little Three" Championship. Captain Parten- 
heimer has participated in 31 victories out of 
41 games during his three years of varsity 
basketball; has made an admirable captain, 
was chosen for the All-New England teams 
during his sophomore and junior years; and 
together with Ray Griffin has been chosen for 
several all-schedule teams. These two players 
are being mentioned for All-New England 
honors this year. 

Each league in the interfraternity basketball 
schedule had ties which were played off as 
follows: Alpha Gamma Rho won over Sigma 


Prof. F. C. Sears was exchange lecturer in 
horticulture at Michigan State College during 
the week of March 14-19. Two weeks earlier 
Prof. Victor R. Gardner of Michigan State 
gave a series of lectures at M.A.C. on various 
horticultural subjects. 

William F. Robertson '20, who since his 
graduation has been connected with the horti- 
cultural manufacturing department at the 
College, resigned on March 12. He is now 
employed as a specialist on fruit juices and 
food products by the Za-Rex Food Products 
Inc. of Boston, with which company "Ned" 
Edwards '14 is connected. 


Adelbert Sheffield, for more than six years 
superintendent of the dairy manufacturing 
work at Flint Laboratory, M.A.C, has re- 
signed to accept the position of local sales 
agent for Hampshire County for the Perls Mfg. 
Co. of Florin, Pa. 

M.A.C. Song Contest 

Have you started to write that M.A.C. 
marching song? 

Write the Alumni Office today for registration 

The following regulations govern the contest: 

1. The M.A.C. Song Contest is open to all 
four-year undergraduates and alumni of the 
four-year course at M.A.C. 

2. Contestants may submit songs to the Song 
Judging Committee any time between January 
1, 1927 and May 1, 1927 and must apply to the 
Alumni Office for song contest registration cards 
before mailing in their compositions. 

3. The composition submitted must be origi- 
nal in both words and music. 

4. The composition must be an inspiring 
M.A.C. marching song. 

5. No contestant may submit more than one 

0. No more than two persons may be repre- 
sented in the authorship of one song. 

7. The music and words may be the compo- 
sition of one author or the music may be written 
by one person and the words by another. 

8. In the event that the winning composition 
represents joint authorship the prize will be 
divided equally between the two authors. 

9. The Song Judging Committee reserves the 
right to reject any or all songs submitted. 

10. All rights and copyrights of the winning 
song shall be the property of the Associate 
Alumni of M.A.C. 

Phi Epsilon, and Phi Sigma Kappa won over 
Theta Chi. In the final Phi Sigma Kappa won 
over Alpha Gamma Rho 18-17 in an exciting 


Coach Ball has had the battery working out 
for some time, but as yet no active practice 
has been held. Through the courtesy of Amherst 
College the team will use the Amherst baseball 
cage during the period of March 23-31. This 
year the team will be built around the six 
letter men, namely, Captain McVey, Nash, 
Haertl, Moriarty, Griffin, and Thompson. The 
schedule of games appears on the first page. 

Under "Phil" Couhig, freshman coach, the 
freshman battery' has been practicing for some 
time. Among the likeable prospects for the 
pitching position are Hall, who was a member 
of "Joe" Cassano's '25 Sanderson Academy 
team of Ashfield, and Potter of Framingham; 
for the catching position is Grandemenico of 
Walpole High where "Doc" Gordon '23 is coach. 


The final two games of hockey against Am- 
herst and Springfield were cancelled because of 
poor ice. Consequently the write-up in the 
February issue of the Bulletin covers the results 
of the season. 

The Collegian 

Once again the Collegian has passed into the 
hands of a new group of officers for the coming 
year. The editor's chair will be filled by Ernest 
L. Spencer '28 of Lowell, Mass., who has served 
on the board for the past two years. His associ- 
ates will be Ellsworth Barnard '28 of Shelburne 
Falls, who continues his duties as managing 
editor; Edwin A. Wilder '28 of Sterling Junction, 
Mass., business manager; Douglas W. Loring 
'28 of Springfield, circulation manager; and 
Harold K. Ansell '29 of Amherst, advertising 
manager. These men assume their duties at the 
opening of the spring term. 

Musical Clubs 

The annual Social Union Concert of the Glee 
Clubs, girls and boys combined, was held on 
February 25. They were assisted by Mrs. 
Alexander E. Cance on the violin, Luther B. 
Arrington '23, accompanist, and also by an 
out-of-town soloist. A musical clubs invitation 
dance in Memorial Hall followed the concert. 

The annual trip of tne Musical Clubs to the 
eastern part of the State was this year limited 
to two concerts. These were at Concord and 
Rutland, Mass., respectively, on March 4 and 5. 
By virtue of extensive publicity and the splendid 
co-operation of James W. Dayton '13 of Wal- 
tham and other alumni, the Concord program 
was heard by approximately seventy-five Greater 
Boston alumni and their families, besides a 
generous group of townspeople. This was pro- 
nounced the most satisfactory concert of the 
year from the standpoint of performance as 
well as of attendance. It was indeed a fitting 
close to the 1927 season. 

The Musical Clubs are being managed next 
season by John A. Kimball '28 of Littleton, 
Mass. Arrangements are already being made 
for next year's eastern trip and contracts are 
ready to be signed definitely for several concerts 
for that time. The backing of the Greater 
Boston alumni is being sought for concerts in 
that part of the State and it is the prediction 
from campus sources that the influence of this 
phase of Academics in Aggie's publicity pro- 
gram will be on the increase in the near future. 

The Girl's Glee Club gave further creditaDle 
concerts during latter February and March, 
with such success as to warrant an extension of 
the season into the spring term. Several more 
engagements in the neighborhood of Amherst 
are being arranged by Miss Ruth E. Davison 
'27, the manager. 

Roister Doisters 

Four out-of-town engagements during April 
are being arranged for the Roister Doisters with 
their Prom Show "In the Octagon". The sched- 
ule to date is: April 9 at Deerfield, April 11 at 
Northfield, April 19 at Dalton. The Prom per- 
formance itself comes April 22. The society's 
reputation for the past few years needs no 
comment here. This year's show should be no 
exception. Through an error in last month's 
Bulletin the name of Walter R. Smith '28 of 
Holden, Mass., was omitted from the list of 
the cast. 

Trials for the Commencement Show, "The 
Merry Wives of Windsor", are to be held im- 
mediately following spring vacation. 


Of the four intercollegiate debates partici- 
pated in this year by M.A.C. one was won from 
Colby, two were lost to Middlebury and the 
University of Vermont by close decisions, and 
the other was lost to George Washington Univ 
The latter team had the honor of winning a 
decision from the Boston University team which 
has been undefeated over a period of years. 

More interest was shown by tne lower classes 
in trying out for the team this year, so that 
despite the loss of two men by graduation, a 
larger group will be on hand next year from 
which to pick new material. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, March 25, 1927 


'86 Charles VY. Clapp, civil engineer is now 
located at Tampa, Florida. He is connected 
with the Rapid Transit Railway Company. 

'92 Frank H. Plumb recently met with a 
severe loss when a fire starting from a bush 
fire destroyed his home and farm buildings at 
Stafford Springs, Conn. 

'98 Julian S. Eaton, lawyer, banker and 
farmer writes from Florida: "Great oppor- 
tunity in Southern Florida for experimental 
and research work in agriculture". His Florida 
address is Venetian Bldg., Miami. 

'99 Herbert W. Dana writes: "I moved 
from Salem to Beverly last September. My 
daughter age 14 and son age 10 are prospects 
for M.A.C." Mr. Dana now resides at 11 
Thorndike St., Beverly, Mass. 

'99 Charles M. Walker is in the U. S. postal 
service at Miami, Florida. 

'05 F. A. Bartlett, head of the F. A. Bartlett 
Tree Expert Co. of Stamford, Conn., is co- 
operating in both an advisory and financial 
capacity in the establishment of facilities for 
work on shade tree diseases at Yale University 
according to recent advices. 

'08 James A. Hyslop was recently elected 
president of the Washington, D. C. Entomo- 
logical Society. 

w'12 Edward J. Norris is an auto tire 
salesman at 96 Broadway, Boston. 

w'12 John T. Finnegan advises us of a 
change of address to 121 St. Rose Street, 
Jamaica Plain, Mass. 

'13 Herbert T. Hatch who is now a teacher 
of science in the Hanover High School, Hanover, 
Mass., has been offered the instructorship in a 
new agricultural department soon to be estab- 
lished in that school. 

w'13 Henry C. Goodenough is deputy pro- 
hibition administrator for the State of Rhode 

'14 Raymond P. Walker was a recent visitor 
on the campus. He is principal of one of the 
Bridgeport, Conn., high schools. 

'15 Sidney M. Masse is president of the 
S. M. Masse Co., advertising agents, 345-350 
Erie Bldg., Cleveland, Ohio. Home address 
1359 West Blvd., Cleveland. 

'15 Gerald E. Perry, who is a rubber broker, 
now resides at 1921 Ave. I, Brooklyn, N. Y. His 
business address is 44 Beaver St., New York 

'15 Vincent Sauchelli recently accepted a 
position as agricultural chemist with the Koppers 
Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa. His headquarters will 
be at the Mellen Institute, Pittsburgh. "Vin" 
was a recent visitor on the campus. 

'16 Louis V. Rowe, giving salesman as his 
•occupation, advises that his latest address is 
Box 4, Conant Road, Weston, Mass. 

'16 Lewis Schlotterbeck is employed in the 
Mass. Automobile Bureau, 80 Broad St., Boston. 
His home address is North Reading, Mass. 

'16 Henry M. Walker is president of the 
Brackett Coal Co., Newton Mass. "Heinie" is 
a member of the University Club, Boston, and 
is a strong booster for the coming Boston alumni 
meeting there on March 25. 
_ w'17 Richmond M. Jackson, who is a mis- 
sionary under the Christian Alliance, is now 
located at Rue de la Citadelle, Voie 85, Hanoi, 
Tonkin, French Indo-China. 

'18 Harold C. Fellows is now an associate 
research chemist. Chemical Research Labora- 
tory, Grain Division, Bureau of Agricultural 
Economics, Washington, D. C. He resides in 
West Falls Church, Va. 

'19 Gerald M. Gilligan, formerly investi- 
gator in chemistry at the M.A.C. Experiment 
Station, is now an assistant chemist, Delaware 
Exper. Station. 

'19 Sidney C. Johnson is a travelling sales- 
man with headquarters at Winchester Square, 
Springfield, Mass. Home address 978 Wash- 
ington St., Gloucester, Mass. 

'19 "Vin" Callanan advises that he is 
"settled, but not married". His latest address 
is c-o The Jos. Gentile Co., Fruits and Vege- 
tables, 333 Star Bldg., Washington, D. C. 


(Continued irom Page 1, col. 1) 
C. H. Fernald talk about the solid center. He 
was, for a time, chairman of the Amherst 

"President Stockbridge was something of a 
detective. One fall he called a student into his 
office and said, 'If I should tell you that on 
September 25 three men took a horse and 
buggy that was tied in front of South College, 
drove to Sunderland to the melon patch of 
Darwin Clark, loaded the buggy, and took the 
melons to Room 9, South College, and ate 
them, what would you say?' The student, 
knowing that he was at the end of his rope but 
resolved to make the most of it said, 'I should 
think if you know so darn much about it you 
must be one of the fellows.' 

"Stockbridge was a grand man. We loved 
him. He was an inspiring teacher. He was one 
of the great pioneers of agriculture. 

Dr. Charles A. Goessmann 

"Dr. C. A. Goessmann, a member of the 
'Big Four', was devoted to teaching and re- 
search. As a research chemist he had a pro 
found influence on the College. His fertilizer 
experiments and his studies of the fertilizing 
ingredients of feeds are classics today. Long 
before the Hatch Act established research at 
the land grant colleges, he helped found the 
Massachusetts Experiment Station and was its 
director for many years before it was merged 
with the College experiment station. 

"As a teacher of chemistry he did much for 
his students. Many of his pupils went to 
Germany to study — to Gottingen and else- 
where. He sent so many that his College was 
well known at Gottingen for the high quality 
of its graduates. It is related that a graduate 
of Yale who applied for entrance at Gottingen 
was asked 'Where's Yale? What's Yale? Is it 
anywhere near the Massachusetts Agricultural 

"Dr. Goessmann was a great teacher of 
M.A.C. His influence is stamped indelibly on 
the history of the College. High ideals in 
scholarship were held by him. From him his 
students acquired a thirst for further knowledge. 
He inspired them to be masters. In influence 
he is rated among the 'Big Four' as a teacher 
and research worker. 

Dr. Henry H. Goodell 

"Dr. Henry Hill Goodell was so friendly and 
congenial close up that his real greatness be- 
comes more apparent in the perspective. My 
whole connection with the College from 1884 
to 1907 — twenty-three years in all — with the 
exception of the last year which was with K. 
L. Butterfield — was a time of association with 
President Goodell. He had been with the 
College from the beginning. I knew him as 
librarian and a famous librarian he was. He 
gathered a remarkable collection of books on 
agriculture. Scholars from a distance came to 
study those books. 

"As a teacher of modern language and English 
he was a rare inspiration. He had a keen sense 
of humor and could appreciate the declamation 
of Darius Green as well as the next one. His 
lectures in the towns of New England were a 
delight to those who heard him. Although not 
an agriculturist he had ideals of agricultural 
education that kept the college true to its place 
during the trying years of his term as president. 
His influence was great in the meetings of the 
executives of the land grant colleges of the 
country. He was a power on the executive 
committee of the associate colleges. 

"In the fall of 1893 when Goodell was presi- 
dent and I was superintendent of the College 
farm, I was asked to call at his office. Fire had 
destroyed the old barn in June. I had worked 
hard in building a new barn. He offered me an 
assistant professorship. I was not prepared. 
College was just opening. Goodell's remarks 
to me on the threshold of his office have always 
been remembered. 'I have always observed,' 


'97 6V22 Philip H. Smith and Frank J. 
Kokoski. "Inspection of Commercial Feed- 
stuffs." Mass. Agr. Exp. Sta. Bui. No. 36. 
November 1926. 

w'03 Clifford A. Tinker. "Jinx or Jeopardy." 
In Atlantic Monthly. January 1927. 

'04 Sidney B. Haskell. "Fundamentals of 
Successful Fertilizer Use on Vegetables." In 
American Produce Grower, Vol. 2, No. 1. January 

'08 Herbert K. Hayes. "Breeding Improved 
Varieties of Smooth-Awned Barley." In Journal 
of Heredity. October 1926. Co-author on 
"Factors for Color of Aleurone and Endosperm 
Maize." In Journal of American Society of 
Agronomy. September 1926. 

'08 Albert L. Whiting, co-author. "Root 
Nodule Bacteria of Leguminosae." In Re- 
search Bulletin 72, Wisconsin Agricultural Ex- 
periment Station. 

'09 Donald J. Caffrey. "A Progress Report 
in the Investigations of the European Corn 
Borer." In United States Department of Agri- 
culture Bulletin 1476. 

Charles P. Lounsbury 

Continued from Page 1, col. 3) 

His fame was by no means confined to South 
Africa. On the founding of the Imperial Bureau 
of Entomology in London, he was made one of 
the trustees; and not only through the British 
dominions and colonies did he become known 
as one of the strong men of the Empire (he 
became a citizen of the Union of South Africa) 
but he is now generally esteemed by the scien- 
tific men of all countries. 

Traveled Extensively 

Professor Lounsbury has traveled extensively. 
He went to South America in 1905 in search for 
fruit-fly parasites, and as one of the results of 
this trip wrote an admirable report upon fruit 
culture in Argentina. During the past fifteen 
years I have met him in London, in Naples, in 
Honolulu and in Washington, and I am always 
prepared to meet him in almost any out-of- 
the-way place. 

He retired on the 31st of January, last, after 
more than thirty-one years of service. Under 
the civil service regulations of the Union of 
South Africa, his retiring age would not have 
been reached until 1932, but he has preferred 
to accept the earlier date in order to have the 
time to devote himself to research work. 

As an undergraduate at M.A.C, Professor 
Lounsbury was active in College affairs, being 
business manager of the '94 Index Board and 
a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. 

Professor Lounsbury will reside at 795 Church 
Street, Pretoria, South Africa. 

L.O.Howard, Chief, 
Bureau of Entomology, U.S.D.A. 

he said, 'that men fit themselves for places of 
trust after they accept the responsibilities'. No 
man had more influence in shaping my career 
than 'Prexy' Goodell. The same could doubtless 
be said of scores of other pupils. He had high 
ideals in education and was a great teacher of 
M.A.C, one of the 'Big Four'. From the 
beginning and for nearly forty years he was in 
the thick of things at M.A.C. More than any- 
one else, he shaped the first half century of 
the college. He was an inspired leader. 

"There have been periods of greatness in the 
agricultural colleges of the country, times when 
they contributed more than their share to the 
inspired leadership of the land. Massachusetts 
has had such times. The late seventies and 
early eighties brought to the front a group of 
men from M.A.C. that led in research and in 
agricultural education. Was it the influence of 
the 'Big Four'? Was it their ideals of scholar- 
ship? How much more do the opportunities of 
today call for high ideals than did those of the 
pioneering days of the 'Big Four'?" 

Prof. F. S. Cooley '88 



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More Classes Plan Reunions 


Seven classes have to date definitely decided 
to hold reunions Alumni Day, June 11. These 
classes are 71, '92, '11, '14, '17, '22 and '24. 
Many others have tentative plans in the making 
which will probably be available for announce- 
ment in the May issue of the Bulletin. 1871, 
Aggie's pioneer class, is out after that '14 
attendance cup prize. 


"Seventy-one is scheduled on our books for 
another reunion at the coming Commencement. 
Our class today numbers nine, besides a few 
non-graduates. I am hoping to get out a goodly 

Edgar E. Thompson, Secretary, 
West Medway, Mass. 

'71 headquarters will be in Memorial Hall. 

The class secretary is busy getting in touch 
with members of the class. More definite in- 
formation will undoubtedly be at hand next 

Morris B, Kingman, Amherst, Mass., is the 
class secretary. 


Plans are not yet definitely arranged, but the 
class secretary advises that there will un- 
doubtedly be something doing as it is the fortieth 
anniversary of the class. 

Frederick H. Fowler, Shirley, Mass., is the class 


A class letter to the members of 1912 is in 
the making. The class secretary was a recent 
visitor on the campus. Definite plans will be 
announced later. 

Frank B. Hills is class secretary and mail 
reaches him c-o Stone Farm Association, 120 
Broadway, New York City. 

"Of course we will have to have one. . . . 
Mention the fact that we will have a reunion 
and I'll give you more dope later." 

Leone E. Smith, Secretary, 
Pittsford, \'t. 

Plans are certainly breezing merrily along with 
the "ten-year class". 

Parade costumes have already been chosen. 
They will consist of a French beret cap and 
cape. Colors to be determined later. 

The class dinner will be held Saturday eve- 
ning, June 11, at Hotel Warren, South Deerfield, 

Almon W. Spaulding, 22 Garfield Road, West 
Hartford, Conn., is general committee chairman. 

""Pat" Myrick is working on the plans for 
1924. He has done a fine piece of work on his 
class fund. More news later. He resides at 
1298 Brvden Road, Columbus, Ohio. 

Watch the May issue of the Bulletin for Com- 
mencement news. 



Second President to Resign Within Three Years 

" 'Prexy' Lewisto leave Aggie" is a sad message 
to all alumni, students, staff and friends of the 
College. After sixteen years of splendid service 
as professor, dean and president, this parting is 



At a recent meeting of the Committee on 
Nominations, a committee appointed by Presi- 
dent Ernest S. Russell '16 in accordance with 
the By-Laws of the Associate Alumni of M.A.C., 
nominations were made for the June elections 
of the Association. The Committee on Nomi- 
nations comprised the following alumni: Willard 
A. Munson '05, A. Vincent Osmun '03, Paul E. 
Alger '09, Winford F. Adams '13 and Clifford L. 
Belden '24. 

The By-Laws of the Association provide that 
two members of the Board of Directors of the 
Association shall be elected each year by a 
mail poll and that the directors so elected shall 
serve for terms of four years each. 

The names of the following four Alumni are 
presented for the mail poll: Dr. Charles A. 
Peters '97, Clifford L. Belden '24, Stewart P. 
Batchelder '19, Herbert W. Headle '13. 
(Continued on Page 2. col. 3) 


Saturday, April 30 

An opportunity for alumni to show 
the next generation why they came 
to M.A.C. to receive a college educa- 

most keenly felt by all. In the short term of 
his administration as chief executive he has 
accomplished many good things for the College 
and his program for the future has held the 
promise of bright days ahead. And now he 

One newspaper commenting upon the situ- 
ation raises the question as to the possibility 
of successful progress at Aggie under the present 
system of State House control. It calls attention 
to the fact that our annual budget is larger than 
that of the University of New Hampshire to 
which Prexy is going and that a few years ago 
the suggestion that New Hampshire could steal 
away the president of M.A.C. would have been 
considered a joke. The inference which this 
newspaper makes in the closely successive resig- 
nations of two presidents is that the yoke of 
State House control of M.A.C. rests heavily 

Succeeds President Ralph D. Hetzel 

"Prexy" will take up his new responsibilities at 
New Hampshire in September. He will succeed 
President Ralph D. Hetzel who resigned last 
year to accept the presidency of the Pennsylvania 
State College. The University of New Hamp- 
shire has an assured income provided by a mill 
tax system and the administration of the 
institution is practically entirely in the hands 
of the president and the board of trustees. It 
is interesting to note that Michigan State College, 
to which President Butterfield went three years 
ago, has a similar system of financial support. 

.Many important accomplishments have come 
in his short term of leadership. The legislation 
of last year which clarified the relationship be- 
tween the trustees of the College and the State 
Department of Education has great significance, 
the control of college affairs exercised by the 
Commission on Administration and Finance has 
been much less arbitrary under his administra- 
tion. The morale of the staff has improved. His 
program for improvement in many other phases 
of college activity is well established and, under 
continued able leadership, should bear much 

We shall hate to let him go when Aggie so 
much needs a champion like him. But, out of 
the years of our friendship, we sincerely wish 
for him happiness and success, and for Aggie a 
worthy successor. 

Alumni Secretary to 

Visit Southern Alumni 

Sumner R. Parker, alumni secretary, who will 
represent the Association at the annual meeting 
of the Association of Alumni Secretaries to be 
held at the University of North Carolina, April 
28, 29 and 30 will include in his itinerary visits 
with alumni groups at Washington, D. C, and 
High Point, N. C. 

Arrangements have been made for him to 
meet the M.A.C. Club of Washington, D. C. 
on April 27 and the M.A.C. Southern Alumni 
Club at High Point, N. C, on April 30. 

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Entered as second class matter, March 17 
1920, at the Postoffice at Amherst, Mass. 
ander the Acts of March 3. 1879. 

William L. Doran '15, Chairman 


Roland H. Verbeck '08 

Linus H. Jones '16 

Richard W. Smith '21 

Luther B. Arrington '23 

Earle S. Carpenter '24 

Miss Mary Foley '24 

Elmer E. Barber '26 

Ernest S. Russell '16, ex officio 

William I. Goodwin '18, ex officio 

Address all communications to The Alumni Office, M. A. C, Amherst, Mass. 



John W. Clark '72 

John W. Clark '72 of Northampton, graduate 
of the second class to go out from M.A.C., 
teacher, farmer and pioneer fruit grower, passed 
away at the age of 77 in the Dickinson Hospital, 
Northampton, Mass., March 20, 1927. 

Mr. Clark was born at North Hadley in 1849, 
attended Hopkins Academy and later M.A.C. 
After graduation he returned to the College as 
assistant professor in agriculture and superin- 
tendent of the College farm. For three years 
he was a professor of horticulture at Missouri 
State University, Columbia, Missouri. 

He was a charter member of the Massachu- 
setts Fruit Growers' Association. For several 
years he was vice-president of the board of 
trustees of Hopkins Academy. 

Among his agricultural accomplishments may 
be mentioned his pioneer efforts in commercial 
fruit growing in Massachusetts. During the 
past several years, in company with his son, he 
has conducted a farm at North Hadley. 

He was a member of the First Church of 
Christ, Northampton, the men's clubs of this 
church and the Edwards Church. He was also 
a member of the Q.T.V. fraternity. 



Ralph I. Smith '01 

Word has been received of the death from 
pneumonia on February 26 of Ralph I. Smith 
'01, who had charge of the federal horticultural 
quarantine work at Boston for the U. S. Dept. 
of Agriculture. A brief account of his life and 
work will appear in a later issue of the Bulletin. 

Barbara A. Huke '26 

Miss Barbara Allen Huke, a graduate of the 
College in the Class of 1926, died at her home 
in South Hadley, March 23, 1927. During this 
year she had been a graduate student in science 
at Yale University. She was taken ill in Febru- 
ary and came home almost immediately. During 
the short period following she was so ill that 
her many friends were unable to visit her. She 
was an able student, a careful worker and a 
real friend. Her many college friends regret the 
passing of one whose promising life would un- 
doubtedly have come to a rich fruition. Her 
death makes the first break in the ranks of last 
year's graduates. A number of her classmates 
and faculty members attended the funeral. 

Arnold S. Zinn w'25 

Word has been received of the death in New- 
York City on February 21, 1927 of Arnold S. 
Zinn, formerly a member of the Class of 1925. 
In memory of their son Mr. and Mrs. Arthur 
Zinn have sent a contribution to help free the 
Memorial Building from debt. 


'20 John A. Crawford to Miss May Arthur, 
March 31, 1927, at East Lansing, Michigan. 
Miss Arthur formerly served as chief clerk in 
the extension service at M.A.C. 

Note Due June 1, 1927 

A final drive to clean up the outstanding 
debt on the Memorial Building was started last 
November. This last supreme effort was 
deemed necessary by the Executive Committee 
of the Associate Alumni for several reasons: 
First, the overhead costs of carrying the debt 
were making a tremendous drain upon funds 
which were received and hence, in the final 
analysis upon the alumni themselves; second, 
at the rate at which the debt was being cancelled 
it was estimated that it would take at least 
four more years to complete the job; and finally, 
the Association had been requested to take up 
the note at an early date. 

Letters requesting funds were immediately 
prepared and sent out at various intervals. As 
a result, by March 1927, $2437.50 had been 
received as additional contributions from 183 
alumni. $1363.50 was collected meanwhile 
from outstanding pledges. This enabled the 
Association to reduce the note from $5900 to 
$3200 and to transfer it to the First National 
Bank of Amherst on the first of March under 
the condition that it would be paid in full on 
June 1, 1927. 

Since March 1st the efforts of those in charge 
of the drive have been unrelenting, yet there is 
but $722.99 on hand at the present time to meet 
the note. The classes since the war have been 
carefully recanvassed for funds. Efforts will be 
redoubled during the next thirty days in an 
endeavor to attain the objective of a debt free 
Memorial to those Aggie men who did not stop 
to consider the cost. 

It is the intention of the Association to con- 
tinue with the collection of outstanding pledges 
even though the debt on tne building is paid on 
June 1, such collection to form a fund either for 
properly furnishing the building or to be used 
as the Association mav later direct. 


The Executive Committee of the Board of 
Directors of the Association, President Ernest 
S. Russell presiding, met on March 27 and 
conducted the following business: 

1. Approved the monthly budget report 
which showed a balance of $157.01 in the 
treasury of the Association. 

2. Approved the report on the Alumni Fund 
which now amounts to $1680.08. 

3. Accepted the report on the Memorial 
Building Fund, the details of which report are 
published elsewhere in this issue. 

4. Took action regarding several Memorial 
Building pledges in accordance with the author- 
ity vested in the Committee. 

5. Voted to send a representative to the 
annual meeting of the Association of Alumni 
Secretaries to be held at the University of North 
Carolina, April 28, 29 and 30. 

6. Discussed plans for and recommended an 
Alumni Day program for the consideration of 
the Commencement Committee. 


(Continued from Page 1, col. 2) 
Ballots will be mailed about May 1st to each 
member of the Association in good standing. 
These ballots must be delivered at the Alumni 
Office, M.A.C, before 10 a. m., June 11, 1927, 
to be included in the election returns. 

A brief sketch of each nominee for the Board of 
Directors to be included in the mail poll follows: 

Dr. Charles A. Peters 
was born in Worcester, Mass., June 29, 1875. 
He entered M.A.C. from Greendale, Mass., 
graduating with the Class of 1897. He received 
his Ph.D. degree from Yale University in 1901. 
From 1901 to 1909 he was professor of chemistry 
at the University of Idaho and later studied 
and taught in Berlin, Germany. Since 1911 he 
has been a member of the faculty of instruction 
at M.A.C. and is now professor of inorganic and 
soil chemistry. He has always been an active 
member of the Associate Alumni, having served 
it in many responsible capacities during his long 
period of service at M.A.C. 

Clifford L. Belden '24 
was born in Hatfield, Mass., September 5, 1902. 
He entered M.A.C. from that town and gradu- 
ated with the Class of 1924. Mr. Belden majored 
in agricultural economics while in College. 
He is now a farmer and resides in Hatfield, Mass. 

Stewart P. Batchelder '19 
was born in North Reading, Mass., October 23, 
1898. He entered M.A.C. from that town and 
graduated with the Class of 1919. In 1920 Mr. 
Batchelder returned to the farm in North 
Reading and in 1922 he taught in the High 
School, Reading, Mass. He is now a fertilizer 
salesman with the A. W. Higgins Company, 
Inc., South Deerfield, Mass. 

Herbert W. Headle '13 
was born in Cambridge, Mass., November 27, 
1891. He entered M.A.C. from Bolton, Mass., 
graduating with the Class of 1913. His major 
course was landscape gardening and he is now 
engaged in that field of work in Springfield, 
Mass. He has been an active member of the 
Associate Alumni and is president of the M.A.C. 
Club of Hampden County. 

Other Nominations 
Other nominations for officers of the Associa- 
tion for the year 1927-28 to be voted upon at 
the annual June meeting were made as follows: 
President, George E. Taylor '92 
Vice-President, Philip F. Whitmore '15 
Secretary, Sumner R. Parker '04 
Treasurer, Clark L. Thayer '13 
Directors, Atherton Clark '77 and Ernest S. 
Russell '16. 

Representatives on the Committee on Inter- 
collegiate Athletics, Harold M. Gore '13 and 
Frederick A. McLaughlin '11. 

Representatives on the Committee on Aca- 
demic Activities, Sidney B. Haskell '04 and 
William I. Goodwin '18. 

Representatives on the Board of Managers of 
Memorial Hall, Sumner R. Parker '04, Raymond 
H. Jackson '08 and Enos J. Montague '15. 


'18 A son, Donald Robert, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Raymond T. Stowe, February 17, 1927 at 
Greenfield, Mass. 

FG A son, James Sheffield, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Roy D. Harris, February 21, 1927 at Greenfield, 
Mass. Mr. Harris was formerly assistant pro- 
fessor of vegetable gardening at M.A.C. 

7. Voted to send expressions of appreciation 
of service to members of the committee in 
charge of the recent Boston alumni meeting. 

8. Approved the report on the Hasbrouck 
Portrait Fund which now totals $747.25. 

9. Discussed the gymnasium project. 

10. Approved the extending of an invitation 
jointly with alumni organizations of Smith 
College, Mt. Holyoke College and Amherst 
College to the Association of Alumni Secretaries 
to hold its 1928 meeting in Amherst. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, April 25, 1927 


Winter Sports Awards 

Nineteen players in various varsity sports 
were recently awarded letters for participation 
in winter sports. 

Those receiving letters in basketball were: 
Captain Merrill H. Partenheimer '27 of Green- 
field, Raymond G. Griffin '27 of Southwick, 
Howard Thomas '28 of Holyoke, Roland E. 
Reed '28 of Greenfield, Leslie I. McEwen '28 
of Winchester, Thomas J. Kane '27 of West- 
field, Norman B. Nash '27 of Abington, Laurence 
E. Briggs '27 of Rockland and Manager Edwin 
J. Haertl '27 of West Roxbury. 

The annual basketball banquet was held at 
the Lord Jeffery Inn on Thursday evening, 
April 7, with the nine letter men in attendance, 
also Ralph Stedman '20, chairman of the 
alumni advisory basketball committee, Physi- 
cal Director Hicks, Head Coach Gore and 
assistant coaches, Smiley and Ball. Stedman, 
acting as toastmaster, presented to Griffin the 
George Henry Richards Memorial Cup for the 
greatest improvement in basketball during the 
past season; honorable mention went to McEwen. 
Thomas was awarded a gold basketball for 
attaining the highest scholarship of any mem- 
ber of the team during the season; honorable 
mention was given to Griffin. 

Roland E. Reed of Greenfield was elected 
captain of the basketball team for another 
season. This is the second successive captain 
in basketball whose home is in Greenfield. 

Letters in hockey were awarded to the follow- 
ing men: Captain Joseph H. Forest '28 of 
Arlington, Howard J. Abrahamson '28 of 
Waltham, Demetrius J. Galanie '27 of Natick, 
Paul F. Frese '28 of Waltham, Theodore A. 
Farwell '27 of Turners Falls and Frederick W. 
Swan '27 of Milton. 

Forest was re-elected captain for the next 
season. He has played a wing position for the 
past two years. 

Four members of the winter track squad won 
track letters: Captain J. Stanley Hall '28 of 
Lynn, Newell A. Schappelle '28 of Hamburg, 
Pa., John R. Kay '29 of Boston and T. Vincent 
Henneberry '27 of Manchester. Schappelle was 
recently elected captain of winter track for the 
1927-28 season. 

Amstein Awarded Pond Medal 

William G. Amstein, captain of the 1926 foot- 
ball team, has been awarded the Allan Leon 
Pond Memorial Medal. This medal is awarded 
annually on general excellence to a member of 
the football team. Previous awards of this 
medal were as follows: Starr M. King '21, 
John N. Lewis '22, Wilbur H. Marshman '23, 
Kenneth A. Salman '24, Herbert J. Marx '25, 
Alton H. Gustafson '26. 


The varsity baseball season opened on April 
19 with a win against Williams. This year 
the competition for positions on the team has 
been unusually keen. Outdoor practice has 
been held during the past few weeks and various 
combinations have been tried out in an effort 
to discover a harmonious team and one that 
can hit. The hitting at this time of the season 
looks much better than it has for several years. 

The M.A. C. line-up for the Williams game 
was: Nitkiewicz '29 3rd, Thompson '28 If, 
Griffin '27 cf, Johnson '29 rf, Haertl '27 2nd, 
McVey '27 captain and 1st, Moriarty '28 ss, 
Briggs '27 c and Nash '27 p. Final score M.A.C. 
1, Williams 0. 

Spring Track 

One of the largest squads in the history of 
M.A.C. has reported to Coach Derby for spring 
track. About 50 men reported for the varsity 
team and 40 for the freshman. The team this 
year will be strongest in the middle distant 
events and will be centered around the four 
letter men of last year, namely: Schappelle '28, 
winner of the 880 yard at the Eastern Inter- 


The following temporary appointments have 
been made by President Lewis to fill the position 
and duties left vacant by the death of Dr. Charles 
E. Marshall: 

Dr. Leon A. Bradley, acting head of the 
Department of Microbiology. 

Prof. Curry S. Hicks, acting officer in charge 
of the M.A.C. Infirmary. 

Dr. Henry T. Fernald, acting director of the 
graduate school. 


The Junior Prom which took place on the 
campus April 21, 22 and 23 was one of the most 
successful in recent years. Perley Breed's group 
from Boston and Newcomb's Society Orchestra 
of Northampton furnished the music. 

Richard J. Davis '28 of Arlington has been 
chosen president of the newly organized 4-H 
Club on the campus. Members of the club 
will entertain active members of 4-H clubs 
visiting here on High School Day. 

The stimulus of the privilege of having un- 
limited cuts seems to have a beneficial effect on 
the marks of the undergraduates. The honor 
lists show a decided increase, with 114 students 
winning a place, as compared with 83 last term. 
Of this number 11 averaged over 90% and 37 
over 85$. 

M.A.C. Contributes to Persian Agriculture 
A report from a member of the class of 1892, 
Jewell B. Knight, under the title, "The Existing 
State of Persian Agriculture; Opportunities for 
Improvement, and Suggestions as to How They 
Can be Effected", recently added to the 
College library, represents a very unique ser- 
vice, not only to oriental agriculture, but to all 
agriculture. Mr. Knight was unusually qualified 
for the work, for in addition to his training at 
M.A.C, he had to his credit twenty years of 
service in India. 

In Knight's time the College offered no 
electives. Everyone took the same course. As 
a graduate student, however, Knight majored 
in entomology. After completing his term of 
service in the Orient he studied economics at 
Harvard University. Now comes the question: 
Would the more "liberal", but inherently 
"narrow" elective system of today, have given 
him as good a foundation as that which he 
received under the stricter rules of a generation 


w'26 Merrill A. Beem is employed in the 
Canal National Bank, Portland, Me., and 
writes that he is proud that he is an Aggie 
man. His home address is 71 Lawn Avenue, 
Portland, Me. 

collegiate meet last year; Captain Swan '28, 
who won second in the 880 at the Intercollegiate 
last year; Hall '28, a quarter-miler and broad 
jumper, but who at the present time is suffering 
from injury; and Dresser '28, who threw the 
discus and shot put last year. 

Spring Football 

Coach Gore is holding spring football prac- 
tice regularly on Tuesdays and Thursdays with 
a squad of about 35 men. The purpose of this 
spring practice is four-fold, namely: to give 
the coach a chance to size up his material, to 
give him an opportunity to teach his men the 
fundamentals of the game, to acquaint a squad 
with their mentor's style of offense and system 
of signals and to allow for a weekly practice 

Victor Butterfield, a son of M.A.C.'s former 
president and a senior at Cornell, worked with 
the squad one afternoon recently. 


Roister Doisters 

The Prom Show of 1927 was presented in 
Bowker Auditorium, April 22. "In the Octagon" 
proved to be a highly interesting mystery play 
and the success of its performance was no 
exception to that of previous years. 

The play will be given again in Bowker 
Auditorium, High School Day, April 30, for 
the benefit of the visitors from all parts of the 
State. The two out-of-town performances, at 
Deerfield Academy and at Northfield Seminary, 
were both well received and attended. An 
audience of eight hundred saw the play at 
Northfield and many favorable comments were 
elicited as to the type of talent which is repre- 
senting the College on the stage. 

Rehearsals for "The Merry Wives of Windsor" 
to be given at Commencement, have been in 
progress for a week. The leading players in the 
cast include Neil Robinson '27 of Arlington 
Heights, Robert Fox '28 of Ware, Miriam Huss 
'29 of Newton Center and Elizabeth Steinbugler 
'29 of Brooklyn, N. V. 

Girls' Glee Club 

The Girls' Glee Club will give its last con- 
cert in Whately on April 28, thus completing a 
most eventful season. Many short trips were 
made from Amherst to neighboring towns where 
the warmth with which the girls were always 
received seemed to indicate the success of their 

Proceeds from the season are being used in 
part for a club party which will attend the 
production of "Iolanthe", the operetta which 
is to be given April 29 and 30 by the people of 
Amherst assisted by M.A.C. and Amnerst 
College students. 

The Collegian 

The 1926-27 Collegian Board, in lieu of their 
annual banquet, used some of their surplus 
proceeds to attend the play, "Outward Bound" 
which was given recently by the Commonwealth 
Repertory Company of Northampton. The 
outgoing members of the Board deserve much 
credit, not only for the many improvements 
which have recently been noticed in the publi- 
cation, but also for managing its finances so 
well. The paper has paid its way. Two hundred 
fifty high schools throughout the State are now 
receiving copies of the Collegian by reason of 
recent arrangements made in connection with 
the College publicity program. 

Academic Activities Board 

At a recent meeting of the Academic Activi- 
ties Board, among other matters discussed was 
the publication of The Ynkhome, a literary 
brochure printed last year for the first time. It 
was finally decided that should the committee 
find contributions of sufficient quality another 
issue of the Ynkhome would appear before 

Academic activities awards to several stu- 
dents were also approved and will be published 
in the May issue of the Bulletin. 

1928 Index 

The 1928 Index has now gone to press and will 
probably be ready for distribution by May 25. 
An attractive cover design in a powder blue 
Mollay with a dull bronze panel on whicn is 
engraved the title of the volume has been 
selected to give the book distinctiveness and 
richness. Harold E. Clark of Montague, as 
editor-in-chief, Albion B. Ricker of Turner, 
Me., as business manager, Dana J. Kidder of 
Fayville, Wellington Kennedy of Redbank, N. 
J., and Frances C. Thompson of Amherst as 
members of the Index Board, are among those 
who have made notable contributions in various 
ways to make the book a real class accomplish- 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, April 25, 1927 


'16 Frank E. Haskell writes: "I am still an 
old bachelor without hope. Am developing into 
a piling and pile producer for the company in 
addition to my forestry work". "Sid" is with 
the W. M. Carney Mill Co. of Atmore, Alabama. 

w'17 Walter F. Rutter is a dirt farmer at 
Spencer, Mass. 

'18 Miss Margaret Illman is a secretary at 
33 Second St., Troy, N.Y. .<4g 

'19 "Bob" Collins may be remembered 
among the thoughtful who send us their new 
addresses. "Bob's" is now 226 No. Central 
Ave., Wollaston, Mass. *si!j 

w'19 E. Holloway Coe, who is an assistant 
salesman with Cheney Bros., Silk Mfrs., writes: 
"While I did not graduate I want to keep in 
touch with all Aggie affairs. Please mail me 
the Bulletin..." Mr. Coe resides at 16 Sunset 
Terrace, Bronxville, N. Y. m 

w'19 Frank D. Leary is an assistant engineer 
for the New England Tel. and Tel. Co.. Brock- 
ton, Mass. 

'20 Elliot Buffum is in the silver manufactur- 
ing business with The Napier Co., Meriden, 

'20 Raymond N. Smith is now a sterling 
silver salesman for the G. H. French Co., No. 
Attleboro, Mass. 

w'20 Fred G. Smith is employed by the 
■Peckham Lawton Co., Quincy, Mass. 

'21 William Bailey, Jr., is superintendent of 
the Park Commission, Babylon, L. I. 

'21 "Don" Lent is a teacher-coach at the 
Maynard High School. 

'21 "Phil" Robinson is a landscape archi- 
tect at Great Neck, L. I., N. Y. He was recently 

w'21 Frederick O. Stebbins is an electrical 
engineer for the General Electric Company, 
Schenectady, N. Y. 

w'21 John S. Stockbridge is doing well as 
a field supervisor, U.S.D.A. He is now located 
at 2036 East 22nd St., Cleveland, Ohio. 

'22 Roger W. Blakely is County Agricultural 
Agent for Addison County, Vt., with head- 
quarters at Burlington. 

'22 Stanley L. Freeman writes: "I expect to 
bring up fifty boys and girls for High School 
Day". "Stan" is County Club Agent for 
Plymouth County. 

'22 Abraham Krasker has resigned as teacher 
of agricultural science at the Essex County 
Agricultural School to take effect at the close 
of the present school year. 

'22 Dr. Walter J. Rollins is now a practicing 
physician in Ridgefield, N. J. 

'22 C. Raymond Vinton who is connected 
with the A. D. Taylor '05 landscape offices in 
Orlando, tells of the plans for Aggie alumni 
beach parties at popular Florida resorts. "Vin" 
is "happily married and prosperous". 

'24 James H. Gadsby is engaged in park 
work in Miami, Florida. His address is 12 N.E. 
19th St., Miami. 

'24 James L. Williams of Sunderland has 
the position of teacher of agriculture at 
Sanderson Academy, Ashfield, Mass., which 
on April 1 was vacated by Joseph Cassano '25. 

'25 Joseph Cassano resigned his position 
at Sanderson Academy, Ashfield, Mass., to 
become teacher of science and horticulture at 
the Wakefield High School. 

'25 Emil J. Corwin announces his recent 
change of address and position. He is now 
residing at 36 Perkins St., Winthrop, Mass., 
and is doing advertising work with Griffiths- 
Stillings Co. of Boston, a well-known advertising 

'26 Elsie E. Nickerson is a teacher of home 
economics in the Peterborough (N. H.) High 

FG Donald White resigned his position 
effective April 1 as teacher of science and 
horticulture at the Wakefield High School. 

FG Elwin G. Wood holds the position of 
assistant professor of economics in the Univer- 
sity of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. 

Boston Alumni Banquet Successful 

The annual meeting and banquet of the 
M.A.C. Alumni Club of Boston wnich took 
place on March 25, at the new University 
Club, Boston, will be an event long remembered 
by those alumni who attended according to all 

The meeting of the Club, although an annual 
event, was this year primarily for tne purpose of 
welcoming President Edward M. Lewis as 
president of the College. He was present as 
the guest of honor. 

At least two hundred Aggie alumni and under- 
graduates residing in the six eastern counties 
of Massachusetts were present to sit about the 
banquet table and to — y£s, literally speaking — 
again secure a taste of "Old Aggie". 

Many prominent alumni were among those 
present, including Daniel O. Willard '82, presi- 
dent of the B. & O. Railroad: Dr. Arthur W. 
Gilbert '04 and many others. Sumner R. 
Parker '04, secretary of the Associate Alumni 
of M.A.C. for more than six years, also at- 
tended as representative of the Association. 

Edward C. Edwards '14, president of the 
Boston Club, together with a large corps of 
loyal alumni including "Dutch" Schlotterbeck 
'16, "Heinie" Walker '16, Frederick V. Waugh 
'22, Homer J. Wheeler '83, Frank A. Anderson 
'16, left no stone unturned to make the affair 

Washington, D. C. Club 

Holds Mid-Season Party 
The M.A.C. Club of Washington, D. C, 
held a mid-season card party and social on 
Saturday evening, March 26. This Aggie 
Alumni Club is one of the most active organi- 
zations among the forty odd clubs in existence. 
Samuel W. Mendum '10 of 218 Channing St., 
N.E., Washington, D. C, is secretary of the 

Regular monthly luncheons of the Club are 
held on the last Thursday of each month at 
12.45 p. m. in the New Harvest Inn, 1312 B 
St., S.W. 

'20 "Chick" Boardman reports that in 
addition to himself the following Aggie alumni 
are now connected with the Farr Nursery 
Company: L. W. Needham '14, Donald G. 
Nowers '23, Earle M. White '26 and Edwin 
J. Rowen '26. "Chick" is vice-president of the 
organization and L. W. Needham, manager. 
The Farr Nursery is located at Weiser Park, 
Womelsdorf, Pa., on the William Penn High- 

'21 Peter J. Cascio has recently been elected 
president of the Connecticut Horticultural 

'21 "Don" Douglas is adjusting matters as 
an adjustor for the Travelers' Insurance Co., 
141 Milk St., Boston. 

w'21 Orville H. Spencer is a furniture dealer, 
Spencer Furniture Company, Room 26, 27 
Haymarket Square, Boston. 

'22 Stanley W. Bromley, who is connected 
with the sales department of the American 
Cyanamid Co., has a new address: Central 
Mercantile Bank Bldg., 535 Fifth Avenue at 
44th Street, New York City. 

'22 "Abe" Krasker is a teacher at the Essex 
County Agricultural School at Hathorne, Mass. 
His home address is 222 Beacon St., Boston. 
During the summer "Abe" is a summer camp 

'22 Willis Tanner is employed by Charles 
H. Merryman, landscape architect, Bethesda, 
Md. He is also a graduate student at George 
Washington University, Washington, D. C. His 
home address is Box 171, Ballston, Va. 

'22 Frank S. Tucker, who, with his wife, is 
on his way to Inhambane, Africa Oriental as a 
missionary under the American Board, is spend- 
ing a few months in Coimbra, Portugal, where 
he is studying the Portuguese language at the 
University of Coimbra. 


'05 Albert D. Taylor. "Construction of 
Turf Areas for Lawn Sports." In Landscape 
Architecture. January 1927. 

'11 Roland H. Patch. "Report of Trial 
Grounds; American Dahlia Society, at Conn. 
Agr. College." In Bulletin of the American 
Dahlia Society. January 1927. 

'12 Lawrence P. Rockwood. "The Clover 
Root Borer." In United States Department of 
Agriculture Bulletin 1426. 

'12 Stephen F. Hamblin. "Plants on Step- 
ping Stone Walks." In Horticulture. January 

'14 David A. Coleman, junior author. "In- 
fluence of Granulation on Chemical Compo- 
sition and Baking Quality of Flour." In U. S. 
D. A. Dept..Bul No. 1463. 

'16 David Potter. "A Laboratory Manual 
for General Botany." Published by the Bruce 
Publishing Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

'17 Almon W. Spaulding, co-author with J. 
W. Longnecker. "Advertising Property In- 
surance." The Rough Notes Co., Indianapolis, 
Indiana, are the publishers. 

'17 Paul W. Dempsey. "Where Shall I 
Buy My Seed?" In New England Homestead. 
February 16, 1924. "What Seed Shall I Buy?" 
In New England Homestead. March 1, 1924. 
"What Seed Best Suits My Needs?" In Seed 
World. April 24, 1925. "From Whom Shall I 
Buy My Seed?" In Seed World. March 13, 
1925. "Correct Eating." In The Dietetic 
Garden. July 1925. "What Constitutes Good 
Seed?" In American Produce Grower. Novem- 
ber 1926. 

'17 Joseph F. Whitney, co-author. "Some 
French Balustrades." In Landscape Architec- 
ture. January 1927. 

'19 Arthur L. Chandler. "The Case for Fall 
Fertilizers." In Better Crops. December 1926. 

w'22 Charles A. Farwell is an engineer for 
the Standard Oil Co., of Venezuela. He writes 
an interesting story of his adventures and 
Aggie reunions with "Ted" Cronyn w'09. 

w'22 Albert N. Walker who received his 
B.Sc. degree from M.I.T. in 1922 writes, "I 
really consider myself more Aggie than Tech." 
He is manager of the Brackett Coal Company, 
Newton, Mass., of which company his brother 
"Heinie" '16 is president. 

'24 Will A. Whitney has a new mailing and 
home address at 1121 New Hampshire Ave., 
N. W., Washington, D. C. 

'25 "Pat" Holbrook, who recently resigned 
his position with the Greenfield Tap and Die 
Company, is now employed by the Liberty 
Mutual Insurance Company, Boston. 

'26 Harry Block is now employed as a 
chemist in the U. S. chemical warfare laboratory 
at Edgewood, N. J. 

'26 William K. Budge is working for his 
Master's Degree at Penn. State. He is a gradu- 
ate assistant in Dairy Manufactures. Address: 
University Club, State College, Pa. 

'26 Dominick DeVito has turned to educa- 
tion and is an instructor in mathematics at 
New Castle, Del. His home address is 1543 
N. 33d St., Philadelphia, Pa. 

'26 "Phil" Dow writes, "am learning to be 
a so-called merchant. May stay here three 
months or a year". He is with the Grant Stores. 
Address: 831 S. Dakota Ave., Tampa, Fla. 

'26 Carl A. Fraser reports that he is farm 
manager of the Chewonki Farm, Wiscasset, 

'26 Louis Goren is studying at the B. U. 
Law School, Boston. His Chelsea address is 
87 Bellingham Street. 

'26 Harold S. Jensen is a chemist with 
Proctor & Gamble Co., 4650 Winton Rd., 
Winton Place, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

'26 Edwin L. Tucker has gone in for dirt 
agriculture at Groton, Mass. Home address, 
Baldwinsville, Mass. 

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Vol. VIII. Re S a P n ° t S eed 8e Amherst, Massachusetts, May 25, 1927 Ent ^ d s ^ d c^f h ^ s t^ a8S - No. 10 


Alumnus Recounts Experiences 

I am glad of the opportunity to tell my 
friends in good old M.A.C. that I am back in 
this country after an absence of four years 
and nine months. I have been living in Nan- 
hsuchow, Anhwei, China, as a missionary under 
the American Presbyterian (North) Board. My 
work there has been varied in character, but 
"agricultural education" is perhaps the term 
that covers the major part of my activities. In 
my school work I have stressed agriculture and 
have attempted to change the local mission 
schools from college preparatory types to vo- 
cational agricultural. 

China has been a republic for sixteen years. 
But these years have not seen a successful 
establishment of strong, representative govern- 
ment. All power has gradually drained away 
from Peking and, in the struggles of factional 
fights, institutions have dissolved, public utili- 
ties have deterioriated, law and order has 
become nearly unknown and mutual trust — 
leader with leader, citizen with citizen, province 
with province — has disappeared. 

Growing National Consciousness 

The only real unifying force in China has 
been a growing national consciousness. The 
schools of China have turned out thousands of 
young people who knew about liberty, knew of 
the joys of life brought by good government 
and industrial development, knew of the ad- 
vancement in other countries, but who found 
themselves powerless to improve conditions 
under the firm, tyrannical oppression of ignorant 
war-lords. The idea of revolution is clearly 
"sold" to most of the student class, merchant 
class and any of the book and paper-reading 
classes in China today. Christians are included 
in the revolutionary party. But the leaders of 
the revolution have used bad means to an end — 
anti-foreign agitation, anti-Christian propa- 
ganda, communism. The bad forces have almost 
• a strangle hold on the revolutionary party. 
Perhaps they can spoil the revolution com- 
pletely. Perhaps they will check it and weaken 
it so that its consummation will be postponed for 

In the disorder, the unruly elements and the 
anti-foreign and anti-Christian groups have now 
their chance. Foreign businesses and mission 
organizations are suffering. In our city, for 
example, no foreigners are able to live. Prob- 
ably our homes have been looted. But most of 
the people like us and secretly hale those who 
are destroying things. 

Generosity Advised 

I believe we must act generously toward 
China. Our losses will win us the sympathy of 
the good people. Our generous actions will 
prove that our Christianity is real and that 
Americans in China are not imperial agents. 
It is better to let the Chinese run their own 
country. And so long as they cannot themselves 
make it safe, so long is it better for foreigners 
to keep away. 

Dr. Henry Sloane Coffin, former pastor of 
the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, the 
church which supports our work at Nanhsu- 
chow, told his former congregation this week at 
a meeting which I attended to make my report, 
(Continued on Page 2. col. 3) 

"A landmark against the sky" 


Friday, June 10 — Undergraduate Day 

a. m. 
8:00 Flint Oratorical Contest, Memorial 

Saturday, June 11 — Alumni Day 

a. m. 

10:00-12:00 Meeting of Associate Alumni, 
Memorial Hall, 
p. m. 
12:00-1:30 Alumni Dinner, Draper Hall. 
1:30-2:30 Class Reunions. 
1:30-3:00 Band Concert, Stockbridge Pines. 
3:00 Alumni Parade. 

3:30 Yarsitv Basebal|C^s»M.A.C. vs. 

Amherst, Alii I (Id. 

6 :00-7 :00 Class Suppers. ■ If If 

8:00-10:00 Dramatics, "Captain Applejack", 

Bowker Auditorium. 
10:00 Fraternity Receptions. 

Sunday, June 12 — Baccalaureate Sunday 
a. m. 
< Academics and Varsity Club Break- 

fast Meetings, Draper Hall, 
p. m. 
3:30 Baccalaureate Address by Rev. 

James Gordon Gilkey, Bowker 
5:00 President's Reception, Rhododen- 

dron Garden. 
7:00 Organ Recital by Professor Wilson 

T. Moog, Bowker Auditorium. 
Monday, June 13 — Class Day 
a. m. 
8:30 Final Military Inspection. 

10:30 Senior Class Day Exercises. 

p. m. 
2:00 Commencement Exercises, Address 

by Hon. Frank P. Graves, Com- 
missioner of Education, State of 
New York, Bowker Auditorium. 
8:00 Sophomore-Senior Hop, Memorial 



To be young and innocent again! To think 
the world a bright and lovely spot! To pay 
cash and get a receipt; to follow the Golden 
Rule and get twelve inches to the foot. Illu- 
sions are the cross of Youth — they buoy us up, 
exalt us, cast us down when the lustre fails. 
We gain maturity to look with saddened eyes 
at the mole hills that glorious Youth pictured 
as lofty mountains. 

The carefree college life! Momentous tasks 
that seem to till ihc world — simple pleasures 
I hat are momentary joys — the throb of haunt- 
ing music — the growling clamor of the cheering 
throng — friendships, b^sed on casual contact, 
hat endure. Memory gilds them all with 
everlasting glory. Years pass and you still 
faintly hear the music of those irresponsible 
days, although your ears throb with the creak 
of the mill wheel, the whine of the grindstone. 
1 on graduate — Through the velvet peers 

the steel. 
The wooly pup is full-grown wolf. 
Mary's lamb is mutton — the babe has 

grown a beard. 
The windmill turns relentlessly and you 

with broken lance. 
The world is not a barrel of fun but a keg 

of nails. 
The fatted calf is lordly bull — Santa Claus 
sends his bill on January first. 
You lose that touch of lightness that makes 
every college day a year in Memory and yet — 
commencement brings back once more the joys 
of yesterday. The whisper of the saxophone 
and your feet feel once again the restless urge — 
shrill whistle from the gridiron and dignity is 
forgotten — familiar faces, and Time unfolds his 
pages to a bygone day when the Future was a 
promised land of Romance — the mellow sound 
of the chapel bell and peace enfolds your soul. 

Maroon and white! Maroon for the fighting 
youngsters that carry on where stars of yester- 
year began — White for ageing temples in the 
stands who break the bounds of everyday con- 
vention to shout defiance at invading foes. 

The surge of fellowship — the fighting Aggie 
spirit grasps you again and you are young once 
more. School spirit never dies — it may lie 
dormant behind its mask of cynicism but the 
bond is there — that brooks no obstacle, admits 
of no defeat. 

We greet you, Alumni of M.A.C. May you 
revel in your hour of recollection — stand stal- 
wartly as tide of battle goes against you — 
unbend defiantly as Victory unfurls her glowing 
banner. The contour of your beloved campus 
may have changed with years — the Old Pond 
assumed conventionality — old friends disap- 
peared and yet — the School is here! 

— Adapted from W. D.G., 
Ohio Stale Univ. 


Classes of '77, '80, '81, '82, '83, '87, 
'02, '11, '12, '13, '14, '17, '22, '24. '26 
and others, 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, May 25, 1927 


Published monthly at Amherst, Mass. (except July and August) by the Associate Alumni of M. A. C. 
Member of The Alumni Magazines Associated 

Subscription Ppice 

$1.00 per year 

Included in the $2.00 dues of 

members of the Associate 


Entered as second class matter, March 17 
1030, at the Postoffice at Amherst, Mass. 
■nder the ActB of March 3, 1879. 

William L. Doran '15, Chairman 


Roland H. Verbeck 'OS 

Linus H. Jones '16 

Richard W. Smith '21 

Luther B. Arrington '23 

Earle S. Carpenter '24 

Miss Mary Foley '24 

Elmer E. Barber '26 

Ernest S. Russell '16, ex officio 

William I.Goodwin 'IS, ex officio 

Address all communications to The Alumni Office, M. A. C, Amherst, Mass. 



Ralph Ingraham Smith '01 

Ralph Ingram Smith, after a short illness of 
lobular pneumonia, died at his home in Brain- 
tree, Mass., the 26th of February, 1927. He 
was buried in the family plot at "Long Plain", 
Leverett, March 29. Mr. Smith is survived by 
his wife and three children, Ralph I., age 10, 
Mary Andrews, age 9, and Sally Lee, age 6, 
and by two older sisters, Mrs. Winfred L. 
Woodward of Leverett, and Mrs. William Estes 
of Windsor, Mass. 

Mr. Smith was born in Leverett, September 
16, 1882, son of William Henry and Mary 
Ingram Smith. The parents died while Ralph 
was a young boy and he and his sisters were 
placed under the guardianship of Charles 
Beaman of Leverett, now deceased. With such 
preparation as local schools afforded Smith 
prepared for M-A.C. and entered college Sep- 
tember 9, 1897 with the class of 1901, at the 
youthful age of 15. Inspection of his record in 
entrance examinations shows a very creditable 
performance for a boy so young. With scant 
financial resources Smith was obliged from the 
first to earn the wherewithal to carry on his 
college work. This he accomplished by working 
on the college grounds in such time as he could 
find during the yearly sessions and through 
employment in the summer vacations. 

In spite of the demand which pecuniary 
necessities made upon his time and energy and 
notwithstanding his immaturity Smith, never 
robust, maintained high scholastic standing 
throughout his college course and ranked at 
graduation among the best students of his class. 
He is remembered as a quiet but companionable 
boy, bent upon the fulfillment of the necessary 
duties. The daily routine left little time for 
sports and play. In his senior year Smith 
elected agriculture, horticulture, entomology 
and English. The year following graduation 
was spent in the department of floriculture at 
M.A.C. This experience together with that 
gained in student days served him in good stead 
in the fields of entomology and quarantine 
inspection to which he later devoted his atten- 

In the year 1902-03 Mr. Smith served as 
Assistant Entomologist for the Maryland State 
Horticultural Department. From 1903-05 he 
was Assistant State Entomologist of Georgia 
and then State Entomologist from 1905-07. In 
1907 he was appointed Entomologist for the 
North Carolina Agricultural College and served 
in this position until 1912, when he was called 
as Professor of Zoology and Entomology in the 
College of Agriculture at Mayaguez, Porto Rico. 
December 31, 1913, he was married to Margaret 
Ballard at West Falls Church, Va. From August 
16, 1915 until his death he was in charge of the 
quarantine inspection service of the Federal 
Horticultural Board, United States Department 
of Agriculture, in Boston. C. E. Gordon '01 

Index Notice 

The 1928 Index is now ready for distribution. 
Alumni desiring copies should send orders to 
the Alumni Office. Price $3.00 plus postage. 



To date twelve classes have definitely sched- 
uled reunions for Alumni Day, lune 11. The 
classes of '71, '82, '83, '87, '92, '11, '12, '14, '17, 
'22, '24, and '26 will be on hand and each will 
strive to carry away attendance honors and the 
'14 Attendance Cup. The cup was won last year 
by the class of '76. Which class will win it this 
year? '07 and '13 will hold informal gatherings 
on the campus and other classes are expected 
to return in goodly numbers. 

Headquarters have been reserved in Memorial 
Hall for the following classes: '71, '77, '83, '92, 
'12, '11, '17, '22, '24, and '26. Headquarters for the 
class of '82 will be in the Veterinary Building. _ 

Important on the Alumni Day program will 
be the business meeting of the Associate Alumni 
in Memorial Hall, promptly at 10 a. m._ The 
pass word is "Be there". "Prexy" Lewis has 
promised a speech that will be "an eye opener". 
Action on the report of the committee on the 
physical education building project will be an 
item of business which no alumnus should miss. 
Dean Mills' portrait will be presented to the 
College by Dr. Tuckerman '78. These are just 
a few of the items which invite your interest. 

Additional class news and notices received 
since the publication of the last two issues of 
the Bulletin follow: 


1871 will hold its class banquet at The 
Davenport at 6 p. m., Saturday, June 11. Class 
headquarters in Memorial Hall. 

1882 headquarters will be in the Veterinary 
Building. The class banquet will be at The 
Perry at 6 p. m., Saturday, June 11. 

The class of 1883 is planning its reunion for 
the coming Commencement. It is expected that 
six or seven of its eight living members will be 
present. The boys are all loyal Aggies and hold 
the highest ideals for the future of their alma 

We hope to meet a goodly number of '80, '81, 
and '82 men. J. B.Lindsey, Secretary, 

M.A.C, Amherst, Mass. 

Although there will be no regular reunion of 
the class of 1907 this year the secretary expects 
to be on the campus as usual on Alumni Day. 
Members of the class who are present will 
meet informally. 

Clinton King, Secretary, 
31 Elm St., Springfield, Mass. 

A blaze of green and white, French Beret 
cap, military cape, n'everything. Class head- 
quarters in Memorial Hall. Banquet at Hotel 
Warren, South Deerfield at 6.30 p. m., Saturday, 
June 11 (stag). If it rains 1917 collects its 


'26 will have a reunion, including class cos- 
tumes and a banquet. Members who have not 
received a recent issue of The Rake should get 
in touch with Elmer Barber, M.A.C, at once. 
Return your card and say you will be there. 


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that he did not think that our government 
ought to guarantee protection to American 
enterprises in other countries. I think he is 
right. I am sure that the missionaries of 
Nanhsuchow feel that they do not want our 
government to pay any attention to our work 
there. If we lose property now and lose people's 
trust now, it is because of unruly disturbances 
that are finding good excuse in the unequal 
treaties, the concessions, the gunboats. We shall 
ask no indemnities for losses. Paradoxically 
our losses are not ours after all. Our work is 
for Chinese, so the loss is really theirs. We 
would lose their love and trust, if we sought 

Caught in Shanghai Riots 

My furlough was due beginning June 26. I 
sent my family to Nanking in February because 
of undisciplined troops in our vicinity. My 
children attended school in Nanking for a few 
weeks. Then, seeing disorders ahead, I joined 
my family for fear of being separated by war. 
Finally I moved them to Shanghai, a most 
fortunate move, getting out safely and with all 
of our furlough baggage. A week and a half 
after we left Nanking every foreign house was 
destroyed and the beautiful little American 
school that my children had attended was de- 
stroyed too. Upon our arrival in Shanghai, it 
was judged wise to start furlough early. Sailings 
were arranged for March 26. But before that 
day came, (when we did get safely away with 
all our baggage), we were caught outside the 
barricaded area in riots which occurred in our 
neighborhood on March 22 and 23. Moreover 
the "North" and the "South" staged a battle 
nearby. But we got into the fortified area the 
second day and experienced nothing more 
except the usual rigors of refugeeing. 

I am very sorry to hear that President Lewis 
has resigned. It is not helpful to change leaders, 
especially when we lose great men like Butter- 
field and Lewis. 

I hope to see many old friends on the campus 
in June. 

HenryH. White '15 


w'12 A son, Francis Joseph, to Mr. and Mrs. 
John T. Finnegan, March 19, 1927, at Jamaica 
Plain, Mass. 

'18 A son, Warren Theodore, to Mr. and 
Mrs. Theodore H. Reuman, April 2, 1927 at 
Glenbrook, Conn. Mrs. Reuman was Helen 
Clark Warren, Smith '17. 


'23 Reuel W. Eldredge of Winchester to Miss 
Esther Durrell Smith of Newton, Mass. Miss 
Smith is a graduate of Smith College in the class 
of 1923. 

'24 Leland H. Fernald to Miss Christina G. 
Smith, both of Brockton, Mass. 

Notice of Election 

An item of business to be conducted 
at the annual business meeting of the 
Associate Alumni on June 11, is the 
election of an alumnus to the board of 
trustees of the Cornelius Eldred Mem- 
orial Fund. 

The nominees for the post are Dr. 
George E. Stone '86 and Prof. Frederick 
A. McLaughlin '11. 

Through error this notice was omitted 
from the call for the annual meeting of 
the Association. 


The Varsity Club 

At the time of the Semi-Centennial Cele- 
bration in 1921 about forty alumni, members 
of the varsity teams, were called together at a 
supper in Draper Hall to discuss athletics. At 
that meeting it was decided that a Varsity Club 
be formed to afford an opportunity for alumni 
interested in "Aggie" athletics to get together 
on grounds of common interest. Since the 
organization of the club in 1921, successful get- 
to-gethers have been held annually at com- 
mencement. At last year's commencement, 
sixty-three sat down to the breakfast on Sunday 
morning in Draper Hall with Curry S. Hicks 
as toastmaster. The '85 football, '15 football, 
'21 baseball, and '26 gasket- 
ball teams had a prominent 
place on the program and 
many interesting incidents in 
regard to these were recalled. 
The two high spots in the 
program were the presence of 
Dr. Arthur E. Brides, coach of 
the 1915 football team, and the 
awarding of certificates to the 
1886 members of the '85 team. 

Membership in the Varsity 
Club is open to all men who 
have been awarded their "M" 
in any form of athletics and to 
those who played on any team 
before the "M" became the in- 

During the past year the 
secretary, Earle S. Carpenter, 
has furnished the column of 
athletic news each month for 
the A lumni Bulletin. The club 
is publishing for distribution 
at this year's commencement 
the first chapter of "Kid" Gore's 
"History of Football at Mass. 
Aggie", which the club decided 
to sponsor at the commence- 
ment meeting in June 1924. 
These two extra pages in this 
issue of the Bulletin are also 
paid for by the club. The 
membership in the club has 
increased from 116 members to 
141 during the past year, yet 
there are still 700 other eligible 

men who are entitled to a life 

membership by sending the secretary $1.00. If 
the club is going to continue these extensive ac- 
tivities in the future, the membership will have to 
be increased from 141 to at least 300 during the 
coming year. There is no reason why this club 
should not be a powerful stimulus for good things 
at Aggie and the larger its membership, the more 
activities it can enter upon. 

Varsity Club Breakfast 

Sunday, June 12, 9 o'clock, 

Draper Hall 

Program of interest to every alumnus 
and especially the following groups: 
1882 Football Class 
1887 Football Class 
' 1911 Hockey Team 
1914 Hockev Team 
1913 Baseball Club 
1917 Basketball Team 
1926 Cross Country Team 
Everyone's Coming — 100 strong 


called the 
was basket - 
ne after a 

The 1881 Football Team 

Standing — left to right: Allen, Smith, Shiverick, Plumb 
Sitting — left to right: Taylor, Paige, Williams (Capt.), Apl 
Mayo Morse 

Drill Hall to be Repaired 

The Massachusetts State Legislature has 
appropriated the sum of $15,000 to be spent 
this summer in the renovation of the old Drill 
Hall. The repairs will be quite extensive in 
nature, including the relocation of the basket- 
ball court, locker and shower rooms. A new 
rifle range will be built into the space between 
the building proper and the present locker rooms. 

The old basketball floor will no longer con- 
tribute its annual share of splinters to basket- 
ball martyrs, for it is to be removed and a new 
hardwood surface laid. The low ceiling will also 
be torn down and sheathing will be used to 
cover the under side of the rafters. The basket- 
ball court itself will be moved to the center of 
the large hall thus allowing for bleachers at 
both ends of the playing surface. The cribs 
and steam pipes along the side walls will also 
be removed and the pipes suspended on the 
walls about eight feet from the floor. This 
change will make room for three rows of bleach- 
ers along the side lines on each side of the 
court. An entire new lighting system will add 
the final touch. 

(Continued on Page 4 Col. 3) 


The seventh annual get-to-gether of the- 
Varsity Club will be held on Sunday morning, 
June 12, at nine o'clock in Draper Hall. The 
program this year will be of interest to every 
loyal supporter of Aggie athletics and a good 
time is in store for everyone who attends. The 
program will be of special interest to the two 
football classes, 1882 and 1887, the 1911 and 
1914 hockey teams, the 1913 baseball club, the 
1917 basketball team, and the 1926 cross 
country team. 

1882— Two Football Classes— 1887 

Football at M.A.C. during the eighties was 
marked by two exceptional teams, those of 
1881 and 1885. These two record making teams 
were made possible because of two splendid 
classes, '82 and '87. The '81 team was made up 
of ten members of the class of 1882 and the '85 
eleven was made up mostly of '87 men. 

J. S. Williams '82, who captained the '81 team, 
ranks as one of the greatest figures in Aggie 
football history. He was rated by contempor- 
aries as a wonderful player and an inspirational 
leader. Both Williams and Almeida '87 played 
four years of football. 

The 1881 team played football the first time 
it was played to any extent at Aggie. It trimmed 
Wesleyan and tied Amherst in the first games of 
collegiate football between these rivals. 

The 1885 team is classed with the epoch-mak- 
ing 1881 team. It played four games with 
Amherst, losing once and tying once. The team 

(Continued on Page 4, col. 2) 

Ask Me Another 

About Aggie Athletics 

(Of special interest to reunioning classes which 
are planning to attend the Varsity Club Break- 
fast, June 12. Answers will be found on the 
next page.) 

1. How many races has the cross country 
team won in the past two years? 

2. What class furnished 10 out of the 1 1 
men on the 1881 football team? 

3. How many bicycles were there at College 
in the fall of 1S80? 

4. Who captained Aggie's first 
basketball team? 

5. Who were the three 
pitchers of the '13 baseball 

6. What three men played 
four years of varsity bootball 
during the 'SO's? 

7. What year did the Ag- 
gie cross country team beat 
Williams, giving the Williams 
team its first defeat on its own 
course since the sport was in- 

8. Who was 
father of M.A.C. 

9. What year 
ball resumed at 
7 years' lapse? 

10. What was the score of 
the first Tufts football game? 

11. How many hockey games 
were won during the class of 
1914's four years in College? 

12. By how much did the 
1913 baseball team beat Dart- 

13. What made up the chief 
bulk of training diet in 1881? 

14. What so-called big col- 
lege did the varsity hockey 
team beat in 1913? 

15. What was the first Ag- 
gie football team to have a 

16. What was the score of 
the Aggie-Amherst cross coun- 
try run last fall? 

17. Who captained the 1917 
basketball five? 

IS. What two players excelled for the four 
hockey seasons from '11 to '14? 

19. Who coached the 1913 baseball club? 

20. What class supplied seven members of 
the 1885 football team? 

21. How many baseball games did the 1913 
team, captained by "Sam" Huntington, win? 

22. What year did Aggie have its first basket- 
ball team of intercollegiate calibre? 

23. What was the score of the first Amherst- 
Aggie football game? 

24. What was the line-up of the 1917 basket- 
ball team? 

25. What was the score of the first Wesleyan 
football game? 


The varsity baseball season opened April 19 
with a game against Williams. Since that date 
seven games have been played with victories 
over the following teams: Williams, Worcester, 
Wesleyan, Clark, and Lowell Textile. The 
Williams game was marked by the excellent 
pitching of Nash who held the Berkshire men 
to two hits. This 1-0 victory was the first over 
Williams since the war. 

So far this season the hitting of the Aggie 
team has improved over the past few years 
and was especially noticeable in the Worcester 
and the Wesleyan games. The regular line-up 
for the team this season is: L. Thompson '28 
If, Griffin '27 cf, Moriarty '28 ss, McVey '27 
captain and 1st base, Nitkiewicz '29 3rd base, 
Haertl '27 2nd base, C. Johnson '29 rf, Briggs 
'27 c, and N. Nash '27, Kuzmesk^i '27, and 
Bowie '29 p. 

in, Wilder 


History of Football at Mass. Aggie 

Aggie football from its foundings in 1878 in 
the old North College to the year 1882 will 
compose the first chapter of the "History of 
Footbjall at Mass. Aggie" which is now on the 
press and will be ready for distribution at 

Coach Harold M. Gore '13, better known to 
all as "Kid", has gathered the data for this 
interesting story of early football at M.A.C., 
which is being printed by the Varsity Club in 
recognition of the 45th reunion of the class of 

The chapter is devoted to the early history 
of intercollegiate football, the birth of football 
at M.A.C., the first game of intercollegiate foot- 
ball played by the 1879 team against Amherst 
freshmen, together with many team and per- 
sonal incidents of the teams of 1880 and 1881. 

Coach Gore has spent much effort in collect- 
ing the material which has been edited into the 
history. Among the contributors for this first 
chapter are: R. A. Cochran w'82, C. S. Plumb 
'82, J. E. Wilder '82, A. D. Perry w'84, A. F. 
Shiverick '82, W. A. Morse '82, J. B. Lindsey 
'83, J. S. Williams '82, and J. A. Cutter '82, 
many of whom helped make football history in 
those famous days of the eighties. 

The first chapter consists of sixteen pages of 
illustrations and printed matter, which will se" 
at 25c a copy. The officers of the Varsity Club 
hope to publish additional chapters another 
year if this first effort meets with success. 


The athletic office is trying to secure a com- 
plete file of varsity team pictures. The follow 
ing football pictures are missing from the 
athletic department collection: '78, '79, '80, 
'82, '83, '84, '88, '91, '96, '97, '03, '05, '06, '07 
'09, and '14. If you have any of these pictures 
and care to add them to the collection, the 
department will be more than pleased to re 
ceive them. 

Answers to Ask Me Another 

on Aggie Athletics 

1. 10 out of 11. 

2. Class of 1882. 

3. 7 bicycles 

4. John M. Dellea '02. 

5. Joel P. Sherman '14, Lloyd G. Davies '14, 
now of the N. Y. Giants, and Arthur Johnson '15. 

6. James S. Williams '82, Augusta L. de 
Almeida '87, and Jose M. Herrero '90. 

7. Fall of 1926. 

8. Francis Codman w'80. 

9. 1917. 

10. Aggie won 6-5 in 1886. 

11. 22 out of 30. 

12. 2-0. 

13. Hot oatmeal for breakfast and cold oat- 
meal for supper. 

14. Yale. 

15. 1880 team. 

16. Perfect score 15-50. 

. 17. Emory Grayson '17. 

18. John G. Hutchinson '14, Dettmar W. 
Jones '14. 

19. "Billy" Fitzmaurice. 

20. 1887. 

21. 9 out of 11. 

22. 1902. 

23. Tie score in 1881. 

24. Allen L. Pond '19 and Arthur M. Mc- 
Carthy '19, forwards; Emory E. Grayson '17, 
center; Alfred Sedgwick '18 and Forrest Gray- 
son, guards. 

25. Aggie won 36-0 in 1881. 

Get Your Copy 

Send 25c to Earle S. Carpenter, Secre- 
tary of the M .A.C. Varsity Club, Amherst, 
Mass., for a copy of the first chapter of 
the "History of Football at Mass. Aggie." 

Varsity Club Meeting 

(Continued from Page 3) 

will go down history as the only Aggie eleven 
to beat Amherst twice the same fall. 

The following living members of the classes 
of 1882 and 1887, having played on Aggie foot- 
ball teams, are qualified to wear the football 
"M". They will be presented "M" certificates, 
if they have not already received them, at the 
Varsity Club breakfast, June 12. 

Francis S. Allen William A. Morse 

George T. Aplin Charles S. Plumb 

Henry L. Clarke Asa F. Shiverick 

Julio J. Delano Alfred H. Taylor 

David Goodale John E. Wilder 

Burton A. Kinney James S. Williams 

Frederick C. Allen Joseph Martin 

Edward W. Barrett Evan F. Richardson 

Frank S. Clark John J. Shaughnessy 

Herbert J. White 
1911 Hockey Team 

The 1911 hockey team won seven games out 
of nine played. Victories were recorded over 
Williams, Springfield, Trinity, Rensselaer, Lon- 
don Field, Yale and Amherst with a composite 
score of 44-21. The members of the team were: 
A. J. Ackerman '12, goal; J. F. Adams, '11 point 
and captain; L. W. Needham '14, cover point; 
D. W. Jones '14, rover; J. G. Hutchinson '14, 
center; C. Peckham '12, right wing; H. C. 
Woolley '16, left wing; and G. P. Nickerson '11, 

1914 Hockey Team 

Under the leadership of D. VV. Jones '14, 
who played center, the hockey team during the 
winter of 1914, won six out of eight games 
Victories were tallied against Williams, Army 
Holy Cross, Springfield and Amherst. The other 
members of the team were: D. H. Buttrick '17, 
goal; C. K. Fernald '16, goal and right wing; 
L. W. Ross '17, point; L. W. Needham '14, 
point; H. H. Archibald '15, coverpoint; J. G. 
Hutchinson '14, rover; R. C. Chisholm '16, 
right wing; A. Johnson '15, left wing; and J. D. 
Pellett '14, manager. 

1913 Baseball Club 

It is hoped that W. P. Fitzmaurice, coach of 
the 1913 baseball club, will be present at the 
Varsity Club breakfast at commencement. The 
1913 club played 11 games, with the following 
victories to its credit: Worcester 12-1, 
Maine 6-1, Trinity 12-2, Dartmouth 2-0, Tufts 
4-1, Boston College 10-8, Union 6-0, Springfield 
13-4, and Norwich 5-2. The members of the 
team were: Huntington '13, Sherman '14, Davies 
'14, Johnson '15, H. C. Brewer '13, King '16, 
H. W. Brewer '14, Coville '13, Little '13, Had- 
field '14 and Smith '14. 

1917 Basketball Team 

Although the 1917 basketball team played 
only six games, it is ranked among the leading 
quintets of the college. Under the coaching of 
"Kid" Gore '13, and the managership of More- 
house '17, the team, composed of McCarthy '19, 
left forward; Pond '19, right forward; E. Gray- 
son, captain and center; F. Grayson '18, left 
guard; Sedgwick '18, right guard; and Squires 
'17, Hagelstein '17, Irving '17 and Parkhurst 
'19, registered victories over Connecticut, 
Rhode Island and New Hampshire. 

1926 Cross Country Team 

The "Unbeaten Harriers of '26" scored a 
victory over each member of the "Little Three". 
The victory over Williams, the second succes- 
sive one, was, however, the first defeat that 
Williams had received on its own course. All 
seven members of the Aggie team finished in a 
dead heat to route the Sabrina runners by the 
perfect score of 15-50. Victories were also regis- 
tered over Tufts and Boston University. Many 
of the members of this team ran on the '25 
team which won five out of six races. For the 
past two seasons, therefore, the Aggies have 
won ten out of eleven races. 

Many Participating 

in Spring Track 

The record of the varsity track team in dual 
meets this season has been varied. After losing 
to Wesleyan on April 23 by a score of 112-23 
the Aggie team made a pleasing come-back on 
the following Saturday by defeating Trinity 
with a score of 90-36. On May 7 a nip-and- 
tuck contest with Worcester Tech ended in a 
victory for the engineers by a 64 2-3 to 61 2-3 

In a meet which saw eight new records made, 
the M.A.C. varsity track team scored a second 
place and two third places in the Eastern Inter- 
Intercollegiates at Worcester, Saturday, May 
14, making a total of seven points. Although 
Schappelle was forced to take a third in the 
mile, his running was notable nevertheless, in 
that the race was run in 4 min. 25 4-5 sec, 
more than five seconds better than the previous 
record. Captain Swan's battle with McMillan 
of Union in the half mile was a feature of the 
meet and the Aggie leader was in the race until 
the last few yards when McMillan forged ahead. 
The time was a fifth of a second slower than the 
record. "Stan" Hall broad jumped better than 
at any time previously, taking third in the 
event. His distance was 21 ft. 7| in. 

Outstanding in the dual meets has been the 
splendid work of Coach Derby's quarter mile, 
half mile, and mile entries. Newell Schappelle, 
who won the Eastern Intercollegiate half mile 
championship last spring, has won first place 
in the half mile and mile runs in all three meets. 

Captain "Ducky" Swan is taking care of 
the quarter mile, with two firsts and a second 
and has taken a second in each of the half 
mile races. "Vin" Henneberry, Rolls-Royce 
Mile cup winner in the Springfield Armory 
meet last winter, has taken second place in 
the mile in each meet. Although running two 
races Schappelle continues to make faster time 
in both each time he runs, recently cutting his 
own half mile record to 2.02 and breaking the 
mile record of Hall Carpenter '19 of 4.34 4-5 by 
running the event in 4.34 2-5. 

"Stan" Hall '28 has featured in the field 
events, taking 16 points in the Trinity meet and 
11 points in the W.P.I, contest. He competes 
in the high jump, broad jump, javelin throw, 
and 220-yard dash. 

There are many new men on the team, 
mostly sophomores and juniors, who are con- 
stantly doing better as the season advances. 
Among the men who continue to show im- 
provement are: John Kay in the dashes, 
"Charlie" Clements and "Larry" Elliott in the 
hurdles, Dana Webber in the broad jump, 
"Don" Lane in the pole vault, and Coukos in 
the weights. 

Drill Hall to be Repaired 

(Continued from Page 3, col. 1) 

In the single-story section west of the main 
building, equally slashing changes are con- 
templated. The rifle range will be removed 
from its present position, as previously noted, 
and the space now devoted to target shooting 
will be utilized for a locker room, doubling the 
space available for lockers. New floors will be 
laid in this area as well. The lockers will be re- 
arranged and their number increased by fifty 
percent, while a small room will be set apart 
for the use of visiting teams. The inadequate 
shower and toilet room now in use will be 
replaced by two separate rooms which will be 
annexed to the south end of the building ad- 
joining the new locker room. 

Are You A Member? 

Help support and advance the interests 
of the Varsity Club by sending $1.00 for 
life membership to the secretary Earle S. 
Carpenter '24, M.A.C, Amherst, Mass. 


The Men's Musical Clubs 

The Musical Clubs this season had a reason- 
ably good time and made a thoroughly favor- 
able impression. There were concerts in Hadley, 
Florence, Greenfield, Leeds, Belchertown, East- 
hampton, Hatfield, Monson, Amherst, Palmer, 
Concord, and Rutland. The ones in Monson, 
Amherst and Concord were particularly good. 
Credit belongs to Clarence Parsons, who took 
over the leadership of the Glee Club rather late 
in the fall, and to Rockwood Smith, who under- 
took the thankless and perilous task of assemb- 
ling and keeping intact an orchestra for dancing. 
Credit also belong to Mrs. Beaumont, of whom 
more in another place. Mr. Goodwin accom- 
panied the Clubs upon most of their trips. 

The Glee Club was greatly strengthened by 
the voices of Messrs. Tiffany and Hairston, the 
latter being an accomplished bass of much 
experience. In fact Mr. Hairston survived a 
three day competition in Boston and was 
chosen to go abroad this summer. Mention 
should also be made of the really extraordinary 
performance of Mr. Savage upon a "cigar-box" 
fiddle of his own making. 

The quality of our Glee Club is directly de- 
pendent upon the success of the management in 
securing over-night trips away from the campus. 
In spite of the fact that the auto bus is making 
the necessary guarantees constantly less, it 
seems to be harder each year to arrange for 
such trips. Student managers are seldom 
seasoned salesmen, but for the most part they 
are dependable agents, and it really seems as 
though they ought to receive a more enthusi- 
astic co-operation from our alumni. The Con- 
cord alumni came across beautifully this season, 
and we understand that they are glad that they 
did and are ready to do so again. Philip Johnson 
got us our concert in Monson. But in general 
alumni support is desultory. 

The Clubs are a good advertisement for the 
College. Don't worry about that. They can 
usually be gotten for around $100. They are 
already planning their calendar for next year. 
The manager is John A. Kimball, Amherst and 
Littleton. See that they get a hearing in your 

The Girls' Glee Club 

The Girls' Glee Club is now a recognized 
student activity, and in spite of some symptoms 
of growing pains, is apparently here to stay. It 
presents a varied and interesting program, with 
a number of features, and is contemplating a 
dance orchestra for next season. This year 
concerts were given in North Amherst, Amherst 
(three), Leverett, South Deerfield, Leeds, East- 
hampton, Cushman, and Whately. Twenty- 
two girls finished the season. 

Great credit should be given to Miss Ruth 
Davison, who for two years has managed this 
organization in a very business-like way. No 
other girl has had so much to do with its es- 
tablishment as an activity. Her successor is 
Miss Dorothy Williams of Amherst and East 
Norton. Everything that has been said about 
the alumni and the Men's Musical Club applies 
to the girls as well. Even the boys on the 
campus admit to a genuine enthusiasm when 
the double quartet sings "The Big Brown 

The Campus Concert 

Again the boys' and girls' Glee Clubs have 
given a joint concert as a number of the Social 
Union Program. In order to give a certain 
novelty and distinction to the evening, for the 
sake of a faculty who have heard too many- 
college glee clubs and of the students who take 
a studied pride in not having heard any, two 
outside artists were invited to participate: 
Mrs. May Rees Cance, a concert violinist of 
much professional experience and great charm, 
and Mr. Postley Sinclair of Smith College. 
We had expected to have "Jim" Nicholson '16 
up from Washington, but he couldn't come and 
at the last minute Mr. Sinclair took his place. 

Alumni Academics Club 

Breakfast, Draper Hall, June 12 

Members and eligible members of the Alumni 
Academic Activities Club will gather for the 
annual Sunday morning breakfast at 9 a. m. 
in the upstairs dining room, Draper Hall. 

Participation while in College of such activi- 
ties as Roister Doisters, Collegian, Signal, Index, 
Glee Clubs, Musical Clubs and varsity debating 
are the only prerequisites for attendance. This 
applies to non-recipients of medals as well as 
recipients, alumnae as well as alumni. Tickets 
for the breakfast will be 75 cents and will be 
obtainable in Memorial Hall or at the breakfast. 

With "Charlie" Gould '16 presiding as presi- 
dent of the club, a snappy and interesting pro- 
gram on all phases of academic activities is 
assured. General discussions on these topics 
will be preceded by a short business meeting. 
A brief musical by some of the star members 
of last season's Glee Club will be an interesting 
part of the program. 

Mrs. Beaumont 

For the first time in the history of the College 
(we think), the Men's Glee Club has been 
coached by a woman. They took the great step 
with all of the apprehension of a groom ap- 
proaching the altar. But they took it, and now 
it's hard to find a boy who will admit that he 
wasn't keen for the proposition from the start. 

Mrs. Grace Beaumont is an artist of local 
distinction, an apparently tireless worker, and 
an enthusiastic and engaging personality. She 
had coached the girls last year with unexpected 
success. This year she undertook both clubs 
together. She has popularized the program 
without making it cheap. She has given time 
to the quartets and other special numbers. 
She has put the club leadership upon a competi- 
tive basis. She has followed the clubs from the 
rehearsal room on to the concert platform. And 
she has, for the most part, stimulated a loyal 
support of the activity which is most promising. 
We are all very happy in her coming back to us 
next year. 


The Collegian had a theatre party, "Outward 
Bound;" the Roister Doisters a theatre party, 
"The Devils' Disciple" and a banquet; the joint 
Musical Clubs a dance; the Girls' Glee Club a 
party to "lolanthe"; and the Index board pur- 
chased autographed copies of "The Poems of 
Robert Frost." 

The Mystery Play 

Having uplifted the student body with two 
classics last season ("She Stoops to Conquer" 
and "The Devil's Disciple") the Roister Doisters 
turned this'winter to trifles, and during the prom 
season disported themselves gruesomely in a 
mystery play entitled "In the Octagon". It is 
of interest to note that the play was selected 
with a view to distant pilgrimages and for the 
first time in years (due perhaps to the fact that 
the play was an absolutely unknown quantity) 
no such trips became available. However, the 
company played to four audiences which aver- 
aged well over five hundred, and in every 
instance won tributes in the form of laughter, 
gasps and screams. We are told that two 
individuals paid the supreme if doubtful compli- 
ment ol fainting under action. 

Neil Robinson and Maxwell Goldberg shared 
in the honors of acting, the former as a slangy 
and susceptible young collegian and the latter 
as a rambling and reminiscent aged bibliophile. 
Harry Nottebaert received much praise for his 
home-made wind. 

Every performance had its own little catas- 
trophe. On High School Day the actors found 
themselves exposed, and dazzled, belore a com- 
pletely lighted house, and struggled desperately 
through five minutes before the electrician 
succeeded in finding the janitor and the key- 
switch which had inadvertantly been left off. 
At Northfield a stage hand undertook to supply 
a missing property from the wings, but the 
audience were so highly wrought by that time 
that they registered it as a thrill. At Deerfield 
"Red" Nottebaert picked up a disreputable 
derby which he insisted upon wearing whenever 
in line of duty throughout the rest of the season 
and passed on to the new manager at the 
banquet. And at the prom performance Robbie's 
college slang seemed so natural and normal that 
he missed his customary laughs and thought 
that his presentment had been a dud. 

The Movie 

The Roister Doisters almost did something 
spectacular in the fall — almost. They almost 
prepared the first moving picture of college life 
to originate upon a college campus. With 
Rodger Chamberlain behind the camera (cour- 
tesy of Short Course Department) and Neil 
Robinson carrying the brunt of acting and 
management they struggled through about 
sixty of the seventy-five incidents of the scen- 
ario. The whole student body and several 
members of the faculty appeared in the picture 
and "Kid" Gore staged a special touchdown 
act for the climax. The interiors proved un- 
satisfactory, however, and at the time of this 
writing it is uncertain whether the picture will 
be finished or not. 

The Revue 

The Aggie Revue was intended to be a fifty- 
fifty affair between "Dutch" Ansell's jazz artists 
performing before the microphone and the 
above mentioned movie, with a freshman act 
thrown in for good measure. "Dutch" came 
across with a splendid number, the freshmen 
contributed an original little skit, but Robinson 
had to replace the movie, at the last moment, 
with other material. This he did most success- 
fully, and the vaudeville crowd, which is the 
largest crowd on the campus after a football 
crowd, declared that they got their money's 
worth as usual. 

Captain Applejack 

The Roister Doisters aspired to Shakespeare 
for commencement and cast and put into re- 
hearsal "The Merry Wives of Windsor", but 
the "off" wife became ineligible, the "nigh" 
wife couldn't pull "off", there wasn't any other 
"nigh" wife in sight anyway, and minor difficul- 
ties followed; so the management made a light- 
ning shift to whimsical farce and with a cast 
made up of fifty percent practically new material 
carried on to a conclusion not yet in sight. 


Fraternity Day 

Mid-winter Alumni Day having been aban- 
doned in favor of the Amherst football game, 
the alumni returned as usual for the fraternity 
banquets, and so far as we know, did not 
greatly miss the customary attention of former 
years. Anyway the Collegian listed the names of 
over seventy alumni who came from out of 
town, and declared that the list was incomplete. 
Of course the fraternity initiations and banquets 
were what brought them back, but if they are 
going to continue to come in such numbers, 
why not give the date an official place on the 
calendar, and call it Fraternity Day? 

The Inter-fraternity Sing 

In connection with the item above is the 
news story of the Second Annual Inter-fraternity 
Sing held in Stockbridge Hall on the afternoon 
of the initiation banquets. Nine fraternities 
took part, each singing two songs, one of them 
being in most cases' a fraternity song. The 
performance was most creditable. The judges, 
all of them from off the campus, were unani- 
mous in giving the award to Phi Sigma Kappa, 
under the leadership of Howard Thomas. Phi 
Sigma Kappa is now two-thirds of the way 
toward permanent possession of the handsome 

The interest shown in the contest this year 
was most gratifying and a result of the contest 
was evident in the mass singing by the whole 
assembly while waiting for the judges' decision. 
There is every reason to expect and to hope 
that this contest will settle down to a permanent 
place on our campus program, and continue to 
minister to the singing needs of our college 


With Pickens, last year's captain, busy 
placarding the earth with artistic signs, the 
debating team broke in "Herb" Harris and took 
part in four lively contests on the platform. 
Their most formidable opponent was George 
Washington University, a team unbeaten in 
some twenty-odd debates, and Aggie did not 
seriously menace that record. Vermont and 
Middlebury won victories with split decisions. 
Colby took a good licking in the last debate. 
Goldberg was the mainstay of the Aggie team, 
and Professor Prince was the guiding hand. 

Meanwhile Haskins had a group of eighteen 
freshmen at work and staged several debates 
within the group. Eventually the freshmen met 
Williston in a dual debate, in which the prep 
school came off with both decisions. The in- 
terest aroused gives promise for other years, 

Wanted— A Big Stick 

The Senate, having been deprived of its 
ancient privilege of paddling and dipping de- 
linquent freshmen, have raised the question 
whether, with the co-operation of the Athletic 
and Academic departments, such individuals 
may not be debarred from all campus activities. 

There is something to be said in favor of the 
suggestion. If properly administered, no criti- 
cism could possibly be made to it as a disciplin- 
ary measure. In fact there is an obvious logic 
in the assumption that only those students who 
accept the various campus obligations shall 
enjoy the privileges of campus activities. The 
kind of freshman who resents the one is the 
kind who disdains the other, and this provision 
would leave him free to get this education in his 
own way unmolested. But the kind of freshman 
who neglects the one may well be neglected by 
the other. And the freshman who is aching for 
the publicity of punishment will have to seek 
his glory in other ways. 

The objection to the scheme is that it fails 
to reach enough members of the class. To be 
effective it must enlist also the fraternities, who 
must agree not to initiate a pledge whose record 
with the Senate is unsatisfactory. Thus amended 
the scheme might well be tried. 

The Ynkhornes 

There have been two creative writing groups 
this season, a boys' and a girls'. They have 
met with faculty friends rather regularly, the 
girls more so than the boys, and at present are 
publishing a booklet for commencement. 

The Trophy 

The Academics Conspicuous Service Trophy 
was awarded this year to Neil C. Robinson, 
"in recognition of his rare artistry, which to a 
large degree is the product of ardent appli- 
cation ; and of his dependable leadership, which 
found its most successful exemplification in the 
Aggie Revue; and of his spirit of sportsman- 
ship, which has often led to sacrifice a personal 
preference tor the good of the team; and of his 
gracious and high minded personality, which 
has humanized every activity in which he has 
taken part." 

"Eddie" and Marion Slack Ingraham are 
applying their dramatic training to practical 

"Lew" Durkee will go abroad again this 
summer to complete his training in German to 
the point where he can flirt with the frauleins 
in their own language. 

The Unexpected Index 

It wasn't due until the last of May. In view 
of the fact that we failed to get all of our copy 
in on time, it wasn't expected until Commence- 
ment. It came out the first week in May. The 
reason? Probably a felicitous relationship, the 
product of several years, with our printers. 

It is an attractive book, edited by Harold 
Clark. It is dedicated to Professor Waugh, 
has an appreciation of Miss Goessmann, and a 
story of the campus by Professor Thompson. 
One wonders how it happened that Aggie in 
the World JYar should have been inserted as 
an Academic Activity. 

Seven candidates are hard at work in a 
keen competition for next year's manager. We 
are rather proud of that. 

Lanphear on the Board 

With Professor Waugh pleading stenographic 
and photographic complications across the cam- 
pus the President relieved him from his port- 
folio on the Academics Board and substituted 
Professor "Whitey" Lanphear in his stead. 
Lanphear reports a quiet season, the student 
members being a little hesitant to talk back to 
Director Haskell in the chair and the General 
Manager playing a Coolidge game of "Leave it to 
Tempus." All questions of policy are now settled 
on the basis of precedent out of court, the most 
difficult duty being the award of the Conspicu- 
ous Service Trophy and the most laborious being 
the long journey to Amherst to have the picture 

The Newspaper 

If you don't know all about the Collegian first 
hand, you don't deserve to second. Still "Bill" 
Dole has been doing an intelligent and con- 
scientious bit of editing to which some mention 
should be made. 

The Collegian is still worried over the question 
of personals. The Mary Boyd board passed an 
edict forbidding all personal notes admittance. 
The Dole board passed an edict providing for a 
whole column of the same every week. The 
Spencer board has reverted to the Mary Boyd 
edict, and substituted an "Ask Me Another" 
column. There are two difficulties about the 
personals: first, it keeps a bpard on the jump 
to get them; second, they are likely to degenerate 
from news to knocks, undignified if not objec- 

But there have been lots of alumni notes this 
year. And some good campus comment. Had 
you noticed? 

Reports from Carl Guterman at Cornell are 
that he "looks very serious". 

Odds and Evens 

George and Mary Boyd Hanscomb have en- 
rolled for the summer school in landscape 
gardening. The summer school offers an ex- 
cellent opportunity for students to get ac- 
quainted with the town and the faculty. 

Luther Arrington is continuing his musical 
career with some distinction, making occasional 
public appearances on the platform and over 
the air as the accompanist for May Rees Cance. 
Luther may also be found trying his hand at 
the Bowker organ. The Academic items you 
have been getting in the Bulletin are Luther's 

"Bob" Martin wrote us a dolorous letter from 
Des Moines, and two or three weeks later sent 
us his wedding announcement, the connection 
between the two not yet established. 

"Charlie" Gould continues to patronize the 
arts and never misses a performance of the 
Northampton Players at the Academy of 
Music. While the lottery prizes were being 
featured "Charlie" contributed one — a bushel 
of Macintosh apples from the Gould orchards. 
The "Ken" and Hazel Logan Loring baby 
had its picture taken for Christmas and ap- 
peared wholly complacent about the College 
entrance exams. 

Mr. Donald Davidson, married at last, is 
making lots of money saving Philadelphians for 
further exploitation of the City of Brotherly 

The inimitable Peggies are still in Holyoke 
and come to Amherst to warm the heart of the 
director of dramatics at the close of every 
Roister Doisters play. 

Emily Smith is devoting her fine talents to 
the Middlesex Farm Bureau. We will recom- 
mend Emily for any job she may want. 

Elliot Dodge seems to have had the majority 
of the boys at the Bellows Falls High School 
dippy over debating, but is going to knock off 
long enough to run over to England this sum- 
mer for a course at Cambridge. 

Emil Corwin has abandoned the renaissance 
of Woronoco, and writes in from the academic 
haunts of Boston. 

"Slip" Loud was back on High School Day 
with a brace of youngsters, looking more and 
more like his famous impersonation of "Billy" 
Hasbrouck. "Slip" said that he hasn't been 
late to class this year. 

Elmer Barber has been teaching math at 
the College and taking the course in Shakespeare, 
being also within call in case a religious emer- 
gency should arise. 

Fred Griggs, with his gift of harmony, con- 
tinues his steady progress toward the guber- 
natorial chair, being at present groomed for the 
speakership of the Lower House. 

Vera Smith entertained her former associates, 
the Roister Doisters, when they played at 
Northfield Seminary where she teaches. 

"Jimmy" Batal, reporter par excellence, is 
said to be doing special articles for the Spring- 
field Republican. 

"Brad" Armstrong writes in from New York 
to know what plays it is safe for him to see. 

We understand that Carl Bogholt is teaching 
in the Meiklejohn college at the University of 
Wisconsin. We never hear from Carl direct 
except between jobs. 

"Benny" Gamzue is completing another year 
teaching English at New York University. We 
have more than a dozen alumni who are definite- 
ly known to be teaching English, having majored 
in — what? 

"Russ" Noyes writes in enthusiastically from 
Harvard, where he is getting his master's degree 
in English. 

"Dick" Wendell, out at Wooster College, is 
planning to knock off teaching long enough to 
get his English Ph.D. at Harvard. "Dick" has 
been coaching the Wooster Glee Club this year. 
"Bob" Home, the last manager to take the 
Musical Clubs out of the Commonwealth, is on 
the campus this year, associated with the De- 
partment of Agronomy. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, May 25, 1927 



Many Alumni Help 

The largest attendance at any M.A.C. High 
School Day during the eighteen years of its 
establishment was the record set on Saturday, 
April 30. 

Over 1000 visitors swarmed over Aggie's 
campus, inspected the buildings and college 
departments, participated in the various judg- 
ing contests, saw a military spectacle, a parade 
of the college live stock, a varsity track meet 
and baseball game, a play by the Roister Doisters 
and were royally entertained by the College and 

President Edward M. Lewis and A. W. Gilbert 
'04, assisted by the several college departments 
involved, presented the coveted prizes to high 
pupils for excellence in live stock, fruit and 
poultry judging and for the best essay and 
short story. 

Of the total number of visitors registered in 
Memorial Hall, there were 534 high school boys, 
225 girls and 145 other visitors. It is estimated 
that more than 100 visitors did not register. 
An increasing interest in M.A.C. is shown by 
the fact that 128 high schools, approximately 
one-half of the high schools in the State, were 
represented this year as compared to 105 a 
year ago. 

Such an overwhelming success of this event 
would have been impossible without the loyal 
support of many alumni and town representa- 
tives who were instrumental in bringing large 
groups of visitors to see the College. 

The following alumni were in attendance and 
have the grateful appreciation of the College for 
their good work: Daniel G. Hitchcock '74. 
Frank S. Clark w'87, John E. Gifford '94, 
George L. Barrus '03, Herman T. Wheeler '08, 
Thomas P. Dooley '13, Harry D. Brown '14, 
Herbert H. Archibald '15, James E. Harper '15, 
Francis M. Andrews, Jr. '16, William I. Mayo 
'17, Walter G. Buchanan '18, Oliver G. Pratt '18, 
Henry G. Wendler w'18, George E. Erickson '19, 
Willard K. French '19, George N. Peck '19, 
Lester W. Simmons '20, Paul W. Brown '21, 
Clarence F. Clark '22, Stanley L. Freeman '22, 
Harry J. Talmage '22, Clarence M. Wood '22, 
Howard R. Gordon '23, Edward L. Bike '24, 
Clarence W. Holway '24, Walter M. Morris 
'24, Thomas Yarnum, Jr. '24, Charles F. Ross 
'25, Andrew W. Love '25, John F. Lambert '26, 
Emery S. Loud '26, John Tulenko, Jr. '26, John 
Reynolds w'27, William A. Cowing FG. 

Lowell S. Walker '05 

Goes to U. of Vermont 

Lewell S. Walker '05, for twenty-one years 
connected with the experiment station at 
M.A.C, recently resigned to undertake, on May 
14, a new position as chief chemist in charge of 
commercial feeds and fertilizers at the College 
of Agriculture, University of Vermont. It was 
with keen regret, yet, with best wishes for his 
success in his new work, that his many friends 
at M.A.C. bade him adieu. "Lew", as he is 
generally known, joined the experiment station 
staff in 1906 at the instigation of Dr. J. B. 
Lindsey and has served the College faithfully 
since that time as a chemist, working for the 
most part on commercial feed stuffs and ferti- 
lizers. He has been author and co-author of 
many technical bulletins published by the 

Florida Beach Parties 

The Florida Aggie Club, according to George 
M. Campbell '20, former assistant alumni 
secretary and present secretary of the Florida 
group of M.A.C. men, will have a series of three 
beach parties this summer. The first to be 
definitely scheduled is the party at Jacksonville 
Beach, July 4, to which all Aggie men, graduated 
or not, are invited. Mr. Campbell's home at 
2528 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, will be 
the headquarters. 

"Ted" Grant '26, Engineer 

"The would-be Sir Phillip as he is in the 

"The cocoanut palm gives an idea as to tem- 
perature. The mule represents the intelligence 
of the country. The gun means business. 
"My best wishes to the Roister Doisters. 

" 'Ted'. 
"Puerto, Castillo, Honduras." 


The Massachusetts State Grange held its 
Nineteenth State Bird Day at the College, 
Saturday, May 14. Bird walks and talks 
served to make the day interesting for a large 
group of grangers. President Lewis, Raymond 
J. Gregory of Princeton University and William 
N. Howard, Master of the State Grange were 
the principal speakers of the program. 

Mounted on "Co-ed", a horse from the 
R.O.T.C. cavalry stables, and cheered on by 
co-eds and other spectators, Harry C. Notte- 
baert '27, of Lexington, captured first place in 
the second annual night ride conducted by the 
military department of the College, Friday, 
May 13. The route was over a thirty-mile 
course which the winner negotiated in four 
hours and ten minutes, made a remarkable 
score and was awarded a silver loving cup and 
blue ribbon for his effort. 

Over fifty mothers visited M.A.C. Saturday, 
May 14, as guests of the daughters to enjoy 
the program prepared for them by the com- 
mittee in charge. One of the chief events was 
the unveiling of the Award of Honor Tablet at 
the Abbey which was presented by Miss Rebecca 
Field w'27, who is now a student at the Boston 
School of Art. 

Phi Kappa Phi Elections 

Four new members from the senior class 
were elected to membership in Phi Kappa Phi 
at the spring meeting of the society. They were 
Robert C. Ames of Falmouth, Max Bovarnick 
of Dorchester, Richard C. Foley of Portland, 
Me., and Otto H. Richter of Holyoke. This 
makes a total of nine members in the present 
senior class. The officers of the society for the 
ensuing year are: President, Professor Frank A. 
Waugji; Vice-President, Dr. George E. Gage; 
Secretary, Professor Arthur N. Julian; Treasurer, 
Professor Marshall O. Lanphear; Historian, 
Mary K. Foley. 

Gives Reasons for Leaving Aggie 

President Lewis issued his formal resignation 
as head of the College under date of May 4. 
Briefly, his statement outlined some of the 
reasons which lead him to accept the presidency 
of the University of New Hampshire. 

He pointed out that the immediate problems 
of M.A.C. are those of definition, adjustment 
and organization and that until some of these 
are out of the way a really constructive program 
must necessarily move slowly. He expressed the 
belief that M.A.C. needs an executive who can 
face problems with a previously unprejudiced 

In setting forth the reasons that led him to 
accept the presidency of the University of New 
Hampshire he pointed out that the New Hamp- 
shire institution is nearly three times as large as 
M.A.C, receives generous support from the 
slate, is carrying out an adequate building pro- 
gram and that the executive will have an almost 
entirely free hand. 

College Song Contest Closes 

Twelve contestants, including alumni and 
undergraduates, responded to the call for an 
Aggie marching song, for which the Alumni 
Academic Activities Club is offering a prize of 

The contest was started February 1st and 
closed on the first of May. The songs are now 
in the hands of the judging committee, and in 
the event that the desired song is secured the 
prize will be awarded at the performance of 
"Captain Applejack", Bowker Auditorium, 
Saturday evening, June 11. 

If, however, in accordance with the published 
regulations, the desired marching song is not 
among those submitted the contest will be re- 
opened for a period to be announced later. 

All alumni and alumnae who engaged as under- 
graduates in any phase of academic activities, 
such as debating, Glee Clubs, Musical Clubs, 
Roister Doisters, Collegian, Signal, and Index, 
are eligible to membership in the Alumni 
Academic Activities Club. Annual dues arc 
only fifty cents. Such projects as the College 
Song Contest are worthy of support. Member- 
ships may be sent to the club secretary, William 
I.Goodwin, Alumni Office, M.A.C. 

The 1927 Summer School 

The six weeks Summer School at the College, 
July 5 to August 12, offers a wide variety of 
courses to graduates and undergraduates. Prac- 
tically all the courses carry full college credits. 
Preparatory and freshman courses in English 
and mathematics have been discontinued. 

New courses will be presented in Physiological 
Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, First Principles 
of Geology and Physiography, Historical Geolo- 
gy, Plant Physiology, Landscape Gardening, 
Pomology, Beekeeping, and Entomology. 

Special opportunities are provided for graduate 
courses in Landscape Gardening and Horticul- 
ture and it is hoped there will be an enrollment 
large enough to justify the continuance of the 
work in subsequent summer sessions. 

One thousand posters have been distributed 
to the libraries and high schools of the state. 
Bulletins describing fully the courses of study 
will be mailed on request. 

Through the courtesy of the Military Depart- 
ment of the College, riding lessons are avail- 
able to students of the Summer School, this class 
proving very popular last year. With tennis, 
baseball, and special privileges at the Amherst 
Golf Club as other features for recreation, the 
program of work and play is well balanced. 

As a special feature for the first week of 
Summer School, Director Roland H. Verbeck 
has secured the Jitney Players who will present 
an evening's program of one-act plays out of 
doors. These are all professional actors under 
the direction of Richard Boleslavsky, formerly 
on the directing staff of the Moscow Art Theatre. 

The Massachusetts Agricultural College, Alumni Bulletin, May 25, 1927 


'82 Burton A. Kinney, who has been on the 
sick list for about a year, has been located by 
the secretary of the Washington, D. C. Alumni 
Club at 1404 22nd St., S.E., Washington, D.C. 
'86 Charles F. W. Felt, chief engineer of the 
great Santa F"e railroad system since 1913, is 
among Aggie's illustrious alumni. He is also 
president of the Chicago Engineers' Club and 
president of the American Railway Engineering 

'02 S. Leroy Smith reports a change of 
address from New York City to 40 Elmwood 
Road, Verona, N. J. 

'06 Professor Edwin H. Scott is director of 
the summer school for teachers which will be 
held this summer at the Georgia State College 
of Women at Milledgeville, Georgia. This is 
an old institution and a well-established sum- 
mer school. Professor Scott has been connected 
with the institution for several years, where he 
has done a highly successful piece of work. 

w'06 Stanley F. Morse, consulting agricul- 
tural engineer, who recently returned from an 
inspection trip to British Guiana, sailed May 12 
for Colombia, South America. Mr. Morse will 
make an agricultural survey of a new region in 
the Department of the Cauca Valley. 

w'07 & '24 The Miami Florida Daily News 
in a recent Sunday issue presents an illustrated 
article on the development of Bay Shore Park 
in that city, and includes pictures of J. Gerry 
Curtis w'07 and H. V. Stevenson '24, the 
former, park superintendent and the latter, 
landscape gardener for Bay Shore Park, Miami. 

'08 Kenneth E. Gillett writes that the 
nursery business conducted by himself and his 
father, Edward Gillett w'74, has enjoyed the 
most prosperous spring season yet known. He 
says that they have sold over 80 carloads of 
rhododendrons and azealeas alone. 

'09 Herbert L. White who is now head of 
the department of horticulture, St. Lawrence 
University, will, on June 1, join the staff of the 
Essex County Agricultural School, Hathorne, 
Mass., where he will be in charge of the instruc- 
tion in horticulture and floriculture. 

'13 Robert S. Fay, of Monson, Mass., was 
recently elected treasurer of the Monson Sav- 
ings Bank, an institution with $3,500,000 on 

'14 Harold C. Brewer is with the advertis- 
ing department of Good Housekeeping at 119 
West 40th St., New York City. 

'15 Charles H. Alden writes that he is now 
entomologist with the Georgia State Board of 
Entomology and is in charge of the Cornelia 
Experiment Station, Cornelia, Georgia. 

'15 Herbert V. Marsh formerly connected 
with the Rhode Island State College is now 
located at Seven Valleys, Pa., R.F.D. 2. 

'15 Mr. and Mrs. Enos J. Montague will 
visit England during the summer months and 
will attend the celebration of the fiftieth anni- 
versary of the Guernsey Breeders of America 
which event will include a tour of the British 

'15 H. C. C. Willey is now a graduate stu- 
dent in sociology at Michigan State College, 
address Box 573, East Lansing, Michigan. 

'16 Harold Aiken, alumni marshall of the 
1926 commencement, was a recent visitor 
among his Aggie friends in Washington, D. C. 

'16 B. C. L. Sander of Greenfield and Charles 
H. Gould of Haydenville, Mass., secretary and 
president, respectively, of the class of 1916, 
constitute the permanent active officers of the 
class. The policy of the class is to have an 
arrangement whereby there will always be 
available a member of the class who has the 
power to act and assume responsibility in the 
event of incapacity to the other. 

'17 William I. Mayo, instructor at the 
Smith Agricultural School, Northampton, has 
resigned to accept the position of director of 
the Kurn Hattin Homes, Westminster, Vt. 

'17 Harold B. Pierce will not only celebrate 
his tenth anniversary of graduation from 
M.A.C. this June but he will also receive his 

Ph.D. in physiological chemistry at the Univ. 
of Rochester. 

'17 "Joe" Whitney, landscape architect, 
recently joined the firm of H. V. Laurence, 
Falmouth, Mass., at the same time retaining 
an office in his own name in Cincinnati, Ohio, 
under competent management. 

'18 Roger J. Chambers is now a superinten- 
dent of manufacture with the Iroquois Gas 
Corporation, Buffalo, N. Y. 

'18 Edmund B. Hill of Rutherford, N. J., 
is a reporter for the Newark Evening News. 

w'18 Frank B. Bainbridge who is a salesman 
for the Jamestown (N.Y.) Lounge Co., is 
located at 61 E. Goethe St., Chicago, 111. 

'19 Arthur M. McCarthy, former Aggie 
athlete and coach, is now a salesman in the 
group department of the John Hancock Mutual 
Insurance Company, Boston. 

w'19 E. Holloway Coe is an assistant sales- 
man for Cheney Bros., silk manufacturers at 
181 Madison Ave., New York City. 

'20 Charles F. Doucette who is now located 
at the Washington State Experiment Station, 
Puyallup, Washington, writes: "I am still 
working for Uncle Sam's Dept. of Agri. and have 
been sent here to work on bulb insects. It is a 
good central location among the bulb fields, 
which are scattered all the way up and down the 
coast around Puget Sound." 

w'20 William B. Stiles who is in the real 
estate business in Washington, D. C, is con- 
valescing after a severe illness at his home 
1823 Ontario Place, N.W. 

'21 Marion R. Russert has migrated to the 
far west and is now located at 2655 Monterey 
Road, San Marino, California. 

'22 George H. Thompson is following his 
calling as a landscape architect with the Pontiac 
Nursery Co., Detroit, Michigan. 

'22 Carl F. Whitaker advises that he is a 
chemist in the Oregon Experiment Station, 
Oregon Agri. College, Corvallis, Oregon. 
. w'22 Howard G. DuBois is a district traffic 
manager for the New York Telephone Co. 
Howard has settled down to the quiet married 
life in Grant wood, N. J. 


"How Some Crops 
In Jour. Amer. Soc. 

'23 Howard Baker has traveled westward 
and is now settled at 2303 W. Douglas Ave., 
Wichita, Kansas. 

'24 Victor H. Cahalane, forester, is located 
at Urania, LaSalle Parish, La. He will receive 
his Master of Forestry Degree from Yale Univ. 
this coming June. 

'24 Halsey Davis and Leland Fernald are 
both employed by the Brockton Public Market, 
Brockton, Mass. 

'24 Walter M. Morris now signs his name 
as principal of the high school at Petersham, 

'24 John T. Perry was recently announced 
as the recipient of a renewed fellowship in 
botany under the American Field Service Fel- 
lowships for French Universities. Mr. Perry is 
now at Grenoble, France. He has been in 
France during the past year. 

'24 Will A. Whitney is, among other things, 
associate editor of the phytopathology section 
of Biological A bstracts. 

w'24 Edwin C. Miller is deep in educational 
work as principal of the high school at Chelsea, 

w'24 John C. Pearson, biologist with the 
U. S. Bureau of Fisheries at Corpus Christi, 
Texas, writes: "Intend to spend 1928 in Europe 
studying European Fisheries. Have nearly 
completed a study of the marine food fishes of 

'25 Sumner O. Burhoe, who received his 
M.S. degree from Kansas State Agricultural 
College last August, is now an instructor in 
zoology at the University of Maryland. 

'25 Samuel Woodbury has left the employ 
of the Farr Nursery Co., Womelsdorf, Pa. and 
is now located at 672 Chestnut St., Springfield, 

'89 Burt L. Hartwel 
Affect Succeeding Crops 
Agron. 19:255-258, 1917. 

'95 & '09 Alfred F. Burgess and Samuel S. 
Crossman. "The Satin Moth, a Recently Intro- 
duced Pest." Farmers' Bulletin, No. 1469D, 

'03 A. Vincent Osmun. "The Nature and 
Causes of Disease in Plants." In American 
Produce Grower, Vol. 2, No. 4, April 1927. 

'04 Maurice A. Blake. "Apples of New 
Jersey." In Extension Bulletin No. 62, N. J. 
Agri. Exp. Sta. 

'04 Sidney B. Haskell. "Effect of Potash 
Salts on Crop Yields." In Bulletin No. 232, 
Mass. Agr. Exp. Sta. 

'04 Fred F. Henshaw, part author. "Sur- 
face Water Supplies in the United States; 
Part 10, The Great Basin." Published by the 
United States Geological Survey. 
it '13&'26 Paul Serex and M. W. Goodwin. 
"Commercial Gelatins; Their Jelly Strength, 
Gold Number, and Hydrogen-Ion Concentra- 
tion." In Journal of Industrial and Engineering 
Chemistry, 19:473, April 1927. 

'14 David A. Coleman. "Testing Wheat 
for Protein, with a Recommended Method for 
Making the Test." Bulletin No. 1460, U.S.D.A. 
'15 Earle S. Draper presents an illustrated 
article in the April 1927 number of Landscape 
Architecture under the title "A Modern French 
Suburban Estate Near Paris." Photographs 
and drawings are by Mr. Draper and represent 
work done on his recent visit to Europe. 

'16 Perez Simmons. "The Cheese Skipper 
as a Pest in Cured Meats." Bulletin No. 1453, 

'16 T. Carlton Upham. "Charting the Way 
to Punctuation." A leaflet that reveals the 
correlative features of grammar, punctuation, 
and meaning — all combined into a chart for the 
use of the pupil. 

'17 & '19 Warren D. Whitcomb and Emil F. 
Guba. "Spraying and Dusting Calendar for 
New England." In American Produce Grower, 
Vol. 2, No. 4, April 1927. 

'18 Theodore B. Mitchell. "On the Mega- 
chile of South Dakota." In Psyche, Vol. 33, 

'19 Raymond T. Parkhurst. A series of five 
circulars dealing with prices of breeding stock, 
hatching eggs and baby chicks, poultry feeding 
experimental work, feeding and management 
of breeders, control of intestinal worms in 
poultry and hatching chicks artificially. Circu- 
lars 42, 43, 44, 45 and 46, U. of Idaho. 

FG Leonard H. Johnson is the author of a 
sumptuous book in the field of landscape archi- 
tecture, "Foundation Planting," published by 
the A. T. De La Mare Co. of New York City. 
Introductory chapter by Prof. F. A. Waugh. 

F C. P. Alexander. "New or Little-known 
Tipulidae from Eastern Asia (Diptera)." Pt. I. 
In Philippine Journal of Science, Vol. 31, 
November 1926. 

"New Species of Crane-flies from South 
America (Family Tipulidae. Order Diptera)." 
In Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 
Vol. 19, December 1926. 

"New or Little-known Tipulidae (Diptera) 
Australasian Species." In Annals and Maga- 
zine of Natural History, Vol. 19, January 1927. 
F F. A. Hays. "Inheritance of Plumage 
Color in the Rhode Island Red Breed of Domes- 
tic Fowl." In Genetics, July 1926. 

F William C. Monahan. "Pedigreeing Poul- 
try." In The United States Egg and Poultry 
Magazine. February 1927. 

F Grant B. Snyder. "Growing of Musk- 
melons." In annual garden number of New 
England Homestead. 

F Professor Frank A. Waugh is author of 
an illustrated article entitled "Crossing the 
Blue Ridge," published in the May number of 
American Forests and Forest Life and also an 
article on "Teaching the Beauty of Landscape," 
published in the Journal of the National Edu- 
cation Association, May 1927. 




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